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OTC May 1, 2017
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 63
May1, 2017

From Your Colleagues

Bonita Bobo, RN, HHS, Program Manager for the Kentucky Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Receives State Award
Bonita received the Kentucky Public Health Association’s Russell Teague award that honors and recognizes exceptional and meritorious achievement in the field of public health and for contributions to the improvement of public health that are innovative and creative. Bonita brought together over 20 competing hospitals to form the Stroke Encounter Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) and created the first stroke registry. Through her leadership the Heart Disease and Stroke Taskforce increased to over 200 stakeholders. Congratulations Bonita!

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners


From CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) and Million Hearts®
Reminder: 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge

HDSP and Million Hearts is challenging health systems, practices, and professionals across the nation to reach or exceed the blood pressure control rate of at least 70% among their patients with high blood pressure by prioritizing hypertension control, implementing evidence-based approaches and striving for excellence. The 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge application deadline is June 2, 2017.
Healthcare Delivery, Payment Reform, and Health IT - FYI

Overview, Impact & Strategic Considerations of the Quality Payment Program
Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence gathering firm and valued NACDD partner published an updated white paper on the quality aspects
of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The report describes the Quality Payment Program, reviews the ways it will affect the healthcare delivery and payment system, and offers suggestions for navigating the system changes.


National Academy of Sciences Discussion Papers on Health Care
Through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation the Nemours Foundation explored the use of existing Medicaid authority to support prevention. The resulting resources describe initiatives intended to sustain approaches linking the clinic to community prevention efforts addressing chronic disease. These practical resources include case studies (described below), a roadmap, a
toolkit for states, and a white paper. Together, these resources bring to light how states have successfully created sustainable financing through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program for preventing chronic diseases at both the individual and population levels.

Case Study: Improving Population and Individual Health Through Health System Transformation in Washington State
This case study highlights the innovative range of options available through Apple Health, Washing­ton’s Medicaid program, to provide upstream and population-level health improvement to its residents statewide. It provides a brief history of Washington State’s health system transformation and the context in which its upstream and population health strategies were developed, as well as an analy­sis of the accelerators of, and barriers to, success, con­cluding with a review of lessons learned.

Case Study: Medicaid and Public Health Collaboration in Oregon

This case study highlights the state’s efforts to link the Medicaid delivery system and the public health system to support prevention initiatives. Ore­gon’s experience may be helpful to other states as they consider reforms under Medicaid to advance popula­tion health and other prevention strategies.
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