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OTC September 11, 2017
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 78
September 11, 2017

Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time






Evaluation Coffee Break: Arriving at Actionable Evaluation Findings
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 2:30 – 2:50 p.m., EDT

Sponsor: CDC’s HDSP Applied Research and Surveillance Branch

Evaluators are often asked to provide meaningful information to program decision makers and other stakeholders that is relevant, accurate, and timely. This presentation will describe an evaluation approach that helps evaluators arrive at findings that are actionable and can swiftly inform program improvement. The presentation will help fill an evaluator’s toolbox with accessible and straightforward strategies for designing, conducting, and using evaluations. The strategies described include designing rapid evaluation cycles, prioritizing recommendations, and creating effective dissemination tools for decision makers. Presenter: Kincaid Lowe Beasley, MPH

No need to register, simply click here to join this event. Toll free number: (855) 348-8390, Conference ID: 74215616. Past presentations are available at the Coffee Breaks archive.



Vital Signs Town Hall: Recent Trends in Stroke Death Rates
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 2 - 3:00 p.m., EDT
Sponsor: CDC's Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention


Join CDC subject matter experts and other public health professionals for a Town Hall Teleconference. Learn how states have successfully tackled stroke by joining the Vital Signs Town Hall. Conference Line (U.S. only): 800-857-0764, Passcode: 795-4413. See below for more information on Vital Signs.


Principles and Best Practices of Data Visualization
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 2 - 3:00 p.m., EDT
Sponsor: TTASC | Training and Technical Assistance Support Center for CDC

Data visualization is an important technique to consider when reporting data and findings. This webinar will explore the theory and practice of data visualization by discussing the importance of and rationale for using data visualization. In addition, the webinar will provide an overview of data visualization best practices and describe how they can be applied. Furthermore, the webinar will demonstrate how to use low-cost tools to develop visualizations based on 1305 and 1422 program data and offer resources to create data visualizations. There will also be a discussion on the distinction between data visualization (employing visual strategies for enhancing how people understand the significance of data) and infographics (graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly). Presenters are Jessie Rouder, ICF and Pablo Topete, ICF.


Click here to register for the call. After you complete the short registration process, a pop-up window with log-in information and a link prompting you to add this call to your calendar will appear on your screen.


A Conversation with Janet Wright, Executive Director, Million Hearts 2022
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 1 - 2:00 p.m., EDT
Sponsor: NACDD CVH Leadership Team

The CVH Network Leadership Team requests your participation in an upcoming conversation with Janet Wright, Executive Director of the Million Hearts Initiative. In this exclusive opportunity for CVH Network members, Dr. Wright will provide an overview of Million Hearts 2022 and we will discuss the role of state health departments in this work. You can preview information about Million Hearts 2022 here.

Click here to register for the webinar.

You are encouraged to send your questions about the new iteration of Million Hearts and share your experiences with Million Hearts by Thursday, September 19th. Dr. Wright will address the questions and share your experiences during the webinar. Topics you might consider sharing include: how is your state positioned to address connections to cardiac rehab? What has been challenging to you in health systems work? What have you done that is innovative that other states can learn from your experiences?

Please send your questions and experiences to Janice.Gray@alaska.gov and Tara.Trujillo@state.co.us.



Google Analytics: You Have a Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Email, Flickr, and Pinterest – Now What? Is Anyone Paying Attention?
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 2 - 3:00 p.m., EDT
Sponsor: Communicators Learning Network (CDC-CLN) of TTASC | Training and Technical Assistance Support Center for CDC

This call is intended for program staff involved with communications activities across the 1305 and 1422 grants. Please share this opportunity with appropriate staff members.

This community is a forum for sharing experiences, successes, challenges, and lessons learned. This month’s call will provide a unique opportunity for community members in both the communicator and evaluation networks to discuss google analytics. This topic was proposed by many of our community members and we are excited to provide a deeper dive into this topic. Active participation is strongly encouraged, and we hope you will take a few moments before the call to think about your state or community’s experience with this topic and what you would like to ask or share with your peers.
The presenter is David Vaughan, ICF.

Click here to join the call. You will be able to hear the audio when you join Adobe Connect, but in order to actively participate you must deliberately join your phone line. After you join the Adobe Connect platform, you will be prompted to select an audio option.



1305 Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (EEC) Monthly Call
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2 - 3:00 p.m., EDT
(note date change)
Sponsor: NACDD CVH Team

EEC is a peer-led group of epidemiologists and evaluators who come together each month to work smarter and more effectively with 1305 and 1422 epidemiology, surveillance, evaluation and performance measures. States share what they are doing, resources, and questions and provide feedback to CDC. The group is led by Liz Gebhart (NE), Paul Meddaugh (VT), and Brittany Brown (UT). Come see what we are all about! Please note the new call in line: 1-877-273 4202, room 793-903-441. To be added to the EEC distribution list and membership roster, please email MaryCatherine Jones. Click here to learn more about EEC.



1305/1422 Evaluation and Peer Learning Community (EPLC) Reflections and End-of-Year Recap
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2 - 3:00 p.m., EDT
Sponsor: Training and Technical Assistance Support Center for CDC

The EPLCs are forums for sharing evaluation-related experiences, successes, challenges and lessons learned. This month’s call invites learning community members to reflect on the past year’s activities and share strategies to improve the EPLC and Peer Calls moving forward. Active participation is strongly encouraged and we hope you will take a few moments before the call to consider your experiences over the past year and any questions or issues you would like to pose to the TTASC staff or your peers. Click here to contact us.

Click here to join the call. You will be able to hear the audio when you join Adobe Connect, but in order to actively participate you must deliberately join your phone line. After you join the Adobe Connect platform, you will be prompted to select an audio option.



Fireside Chat: Advancing Team-Based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements and Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure
Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., EDT
Sponsors: CDC and NACDD’s CVH Team

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), is hosting this fireside chat focusing on advancing team-based care, specifically on 1) the use of the pharmacists’ patient care process and collaborative practice agreements, and 2) the experiences of states participating in a workshop-based project designed to implement new resources from CDC. Fireside Chats provide an interactive format for state health agencies to hear from content experts on a number of topics pertaining to cardiovascular health and 1305/1422 priority areas.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Jeff Durthaler, Population Health Consultant Pharmacist for CDC, and will feature Ben Berrett Manager, Pharmacy Primary Care Services at University of Utah Health and Hannah Herold, Chronic Disease Prevention Program Manager with the Wyoming Department of Health. The project faculty who have guided participants will also be available to share their perspective: Lindsay Kunkle, Director of Practice & Science Affairs, American Pharmacists Association; Marialice S. Bennett, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy; Troy Trygstad, Consultant; and Krystalyn Weaver, Vice President, Policy and Operations, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations.

Click here to register. More information on the Advancing Team-Based Care project is available here. For more information on this upcoming and previous fireside chats, click here.


Fireside Chat Virtual Roundtable
Tuesday, October 3, 2017, from 2 – 3:00 p.m., EDT
Sponsors: CDC and NACDD's CVH Team

Attendees of the Fireside Chat: Advancing Team-Based Care Through the Use of Collaborative Practice Agreements and Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure have an opportunity to continue the discussion in a smaller, more informal way. No need to register, simply call 866-707-1092, 4581813#.

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


From CDC’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention: Latest CDC Vital Signs Report Focuses on Stroke Death Rates

For decades, stroke death rates in the US were on the decline. The latest CDC Vital Signs report shows that this decline has slowed since 2013. According to the report, stroke death rates have increased for certain demographic groups and geographic regions. Key findings include the following:
  • Declines in stroke death rates have stalled in 3 out of every 4 states.
  • Stroke death rates increased among Hispanics by 6% each year from 2013 to 2015.
  • Stroke death rates increased in southeastern states.
Stroke is mostly preventable and treatable. Knowing the signs of stroke and how to respond can help save lives and reduce disability. The CDC Vital Signs report provides information, strategies, and graphics that health systems, health care professionals, and public health practitioners can use to identify and treat risk factors for stroke and support coordinated systems of care to prevent stroke deaths.

CDC is offering several opportunities for you to learn more about CDC’s new Vital Signs report and discover how you can help:
  • Participate in the conversation via your social media channels.
  • Share your stories about how you and your partners have made progress in preventing and treating strokes using the hashtag #VitalSigns
  • Repost CDC social media about stroke – look for it on @cdcgov, @MillionHeartsUS, www.facebook.com/cdc and www.facebook.com/MillionHearts
  • Learn how states have successfully tackled stroke by joining the Vital Signs Town Hall.
  • Vital Signs Town Hall: Recent Trends in Stroke Death Rates.–Tuesday, September 12, at 2:00 p.m., EDT Conference Line (U.S. only): 800-857-0764, Passcode: 795-4413
  • Get Million Hearts® content embedded directly on your website
  • Get the Million Hearts® microsite—a collection of syndicated heart disease and stroke prevention resources for healthcare and public health audiences that may be easily embedded into your website
CDC encourages you to share these opportunities broadly with your colleagues and partners. Thank you for your help in spreading the word on preventing and treating stroke!


From the National Forum, American Heart Association, and the Million Hearts Collaboration: September 2017-National Cholesterol Education Month

This month's September Messaging Campaign offers
  • Monthly Focus and Fast Facts about the ABCS of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • ABCS of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Social Media Messages
  • ABCS of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Sample Newsletter Article
  • Million Hearts® Partner Resources about the ABCS of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
FYI - All messaging campaigns can be found at this link.


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