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OTC June 27, 2016
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 27
June 27, 2016

From Miriam Patanian, CVH Team Lead

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Webinars & Calls Worth Your Time

Fireside Chat on Team-based Approaches 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
Fireside Chats provide a new, interactive format for state health departments 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, 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

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 in the series. Part 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

We will also hear from Kari Majors from the Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program about their work with public and commercial payers.

If you haven't registered for the webinar series, please click here.

Looking for the slides and audio recordings from previous sessions? Visit the NACDD Cardiovascular Health pages.

Assessing Sustainability Capacity Using the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT)
Thursday, June 30, 2:00 - 3:00 ET
Sponsored by CDC

This webinar is the second in a series of three that will focus on sustainability and sustainability planning. The intended audience is 1305 and 1422 program staff. It will introduce the Program Sustainability Assessment Tool (PSAT) and include an overview of the concepts and tips for successful PSAT completion. During the webinar participants will be able to view a demonstration of how to access and utilize the PSAT.
Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of the PSAT
  • Describe how to access and utilize the PSAT
  • Describe the concepts required to complete the PSAT
  • Identify the tools and resources available to build your program’s sustainability capacity

Presenter: Molly Hastings, Program Sustainability Project Coordinator, Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
Facilitator: Claire Heiser, Team Lead, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, CDC

Click here to register for the webinar.
If you missed the first webinar - Introduction to Program Sustainability, please listen to the webinar prior before June 30th because this webinar builds on the information presented in the first webinar. Click here to access the recording.

Virtual Roundtables on Team-Based Approaches to Controlling Hypertension
Monday, July 11, 2:00- 3:00 pm ET, or
Thursday, July 14, 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Sponsored by NACDD and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
Attendees of the fireside chat held on June 28th have an opportunity to continue the discussion in a smaller group and to hear from other states their work to support team-based care
. Choose to attend one of two follow-up virtual roundtables. No need to register, just join us via the links below and dial in for the audio at 866.707.1092, 4581813#.
Monday, July 11, 2p ET, click here to join.
Thursday, July 14, 2p ET, click here to join.

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.

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

Issue Brief on Identifying Undiagnosed Hypertension

To support the Million Hearts focus of identifying people with undiagnosed – and therefore untreated – hypertension, NACDD and the CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention launched a series of learning opportunities in February 2016, including a fireside chat held at CDC and live-streamed, two virtual roundtables to allow grantees to discuss in more detail their work related to undiagnosed hypertension, and the development of success stories featuring strategies that state health departments have implemented. This issue brief highlights lessons learned and case studies from these events. We are pleased to share stories from New York, Florida, and Montana about their work related to undiagnosed hypertension in their states.

Click here for the issue brief.

From “Evaluation Peer Learning Community (EPLC) - HS/CCL" group
Standardization of Key Indicators for Patient Navigators Supporting Chronic Disease Self-Management Activities

On the group's call on June 16th, Colorado presented and discussed activities to standardize indicators for unlicensed healthcare workers (e.g., patient navigators, community health workers) supporting chronic disease self-management activities. Below are the handouts and presentation slides from that discussion.
For questions about the EPLC-HS/CCL, send an email to

From National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
The recording of June 14, 2016 webinar on Undiagnosed Hypertension in the Safety Net: Improving Identification and Diagnosis of Patients Hiding in Plain Sight is now available. Click here to access the presentation.

If you have comments or questions, please contact, Meg Meador, at

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