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OTC June 13, 2016
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 25
June 13, 2016

Webinars & Calls Worth Your Time

Undiagnosed Hypertension in the Safety Net
Tuesday, June 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Sponsored by National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
NACHC invites you and your health center partners to join Dr. Mike Rakotz from the American Medical Association and Dr. Jim Schultz from Neighborhood Healthcare (he spoke recently on the Fireside Chat) to learn cutting edge interventions designed to address undiagnosed hypertension and get the latest information on national guidelines, out-of-office measurement, and new tools and resources.
To register, please click here.

Coffee Break: Developing Evidence-Informed Public Health Policy
Tuesday, June 14, 2:30 -3:00 pm ET
Sponsored by Applied Research and Evaluation Branch of CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP)
Identification of evidence-based policy strategies ensures that decision making is well-informed by the best available evidence. However, assessing the evidence base supporting policies is wrought with challenges. Many public health policies are multicomponent, and each component has its own evidence base. Furthermore, the evidence base examining policy impacts is sparse and rarely measures the independent population effects of specific policy components. To assess the extent to which public health policies align with best available evidence, DHDSP led the development of the Quality and Impact of Component (QuIC) Evidence Assessment Tool. DHDSP also developed the Policy Evidence Assessment Report (PEAR), a decision aid to help assess policy options using QuIC results. First, this presentation will explain the key concepts underlying QuIC and share QuIC Evidence Assessment results for state-level policies to prevent and control chronic disease. Second, it will show how state policymakers and practitioners can use QuIC and PEAR to inform policy development.
Presenters: Colleen Barbero, PhD, MPPA and Siobhan Gilchrist, JD, MPH
No need to register, simply join this event via
adobe connect.
Audio Options: Click on the phone icon or “audio” at top left for sound.

  • Option 1: Select “Listen only” to listen through your computer speakers. Ensure that your speakers are not muted.
  • Option 2: Connect to audio by using your phone to dial in. Please ensure your phone is muted at all times.
Conference line: 1-(855)-644-0229, Passcode: 4937505#

Past presentations are available at the Coffee Breaks archive on the CDC Website. For further information contact: AREBheartinfo@cdc.gov

Health Payer 101 Webinar Series: Part 3
Thursday, June 16, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Sponsored by NACDD and the Program Development and Services Branch at CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
This webinar is the third in a series of four that will provide fundamental knowledge of the current health payer landscape, various payer models, contracting processes, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is influencing payment models and delivery systems. Session 3: Setting the Table Proactively will cover:

• Data: where does it come from and how it is used
• How states are working with payers

The presenter is Jennifer Nolty, Director, Innovative Primary Care, National Association of Community Health Centers. If you haven't registered for all these webinars, please click here. The slides and recording from the May 19 and June 9 webinars can be found on the NACDD website here.

Practical Solutions for Supporting Quality Improvement in Primary Care through Health Information Technology
Wednesday, June 22, 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET
Sponsored by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and its EvidenceNOW Technical Assistance Center
This first annual public webinar will explore practical solutions for supporting primary care quality improvement (QI) initiatives through health IT. Launched in 2015, the EvidenceNOW initiative is studying the effects of external QI support – including electronic health record support – for primary care practices in implementing patient centered outcomes research evidence to improve health outcomes. Featured speakers for the webinar include: Tricia Collins Higgins, Ph.D., M.P.H., who will highlight factors that support use of health IT for QI initiatives and will share examples of effective tools. David Dorr, M.D., who will discuss the realities of applying health IT for QI of the “ABCS” of heart health in primary care, using his experience from the first phase of implementation of the EvidenceNOW initiative. Click here to register.

Fireside Chat on Team-based Approach to Controlling Hypertension
Tuesday, June 28, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Sponsored by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Million Hearts®, and the CVH Team of NACDD
NACDD, in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Million Hearts®, is proud to continue the series of Fireside Chats in 2016. Fireside Chats provide a new, interactive format for state health agencies to hear from content experts on a number of issues pertaining to cardiovascular health and 1305 priority areas. We will host the 2nd Fireside Chat focused on team-based approaches to controlling hypertension. To register for the Fireside Chat, click here.

Speakers include:

  • Janet Wright, MD FACC, Executive Director, Million Hearts®
  • Mehul Dalal, MD MSc MHS, Chronic Disease Director, Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Bruce Gould, MD FACP, Medical Director of the Connecticut Community Health Centers Association Practice Transformation Network

For more information, visit the NACDD Cardiovascular Health pages.

Attendees of the Fireside Chat will also have an opportunity to attend one of two follow-up Virtual Roundtable to continue the discussion in a smaller, more informal way. No need to register, just join us via the links below. The audio for both: 866.707.1092, 4581813#.
Monday, July 11, 2p ET https://chronicdisease.adobeconnect.com/d3-learning/
Thursday, July 14, 2p ET https://chronicdisease.adobeconnect.com/d3-learning/

Health Payer 101 Webinar Series: Part 4
Thursday, June 30, 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Sponsored by NACDD and the Program Development and Services Branch at CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
This webinar is the fourth and final webinar. Session 4: Contracting 101 will cover:

  • Network Development: individual contracts, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Independent Physician Association (IPA)
  • Provisions of a provider contract
  • Providers and Payers – relationship building

If you haven't registered for all these webinars, please click here.

We highlight events we think are especially worth your time but there is a lot going on! Keep up using the Chronic Disease Events Calendar. The webinars in darker type are more directly related to Domain 3/Health Systems.


Healthcare Delivery, Payment Reform, and Health IT - FYI


Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) just released an online tool for doctors, nurses, other clinicians, practice staff, hospital administrators and others who wish to leverage health IT to actively engage patients in their health and care. Click here for more information and links to Playbooks Aren’t Just for Sports Teams: Helping Providers and Patients Work Together with Health IT






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