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OTC September 25, 2017
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 80
September 25, 2017

Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time



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


Click here to register.

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), is hosting the next fireside chat focused on a unique project designed to advance team-based care. 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.

On September 27, 2017, this fireside chat will focus 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:
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.

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


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

Anyone interested in discussing 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 can continue the discussion in a smaller, more informal way by joining this roundtable. No need to register, simply call 866-707-1092, 4581813# at the time indicated above.

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 Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, NACDD CVH Team, and Rice University
GIS Virtual Training for Chronic Disease Prevention


This fall, CDC, NACDD, and Rice University will offer three webinar-based trainings on a range of GIS skills that support the work of health department staff in chronic disease surveillance and prevention. The first training, Mapping the National Provider and Plan Enumeration System (NPPES), starts Tuesday, October 10 and continues through Tuesday, October 17. Each session takes place during regular business hours over the course of a week, accommodates 25 participants and includes a combination of webinars, assignments and office hours, with an expected participation commitment of 10 hours. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis until all spaces are filled
. The October training is filled but we are accepting names for the waitlist here. Registration for the November and December modules opens as follows:
  • Training 2: Understanding geographic access through proximity based analyses will be held Tuesday, November 7 - 14, 2017. Registration opens Monday, October 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m., EDT at this link.
  • Training 3: Polishing your maps with cartographic best practices will be held Tuesday, December 5 – 12, 2017. Registration opens Monday, November 13, 2017 1:30 p.m., EST at this link.
Additional information on GIS and the training series is available on the NACDD GIS website.


From NACDD CVH Leadership Team
Recording of the September, 2017 Conversation with Dr. Janet Wright, Executive Director, Million Hearts 2022, is now available


The CVD network hosted a webinar for its members entitled “CVH Network Call on Million Hearts 2022: The Role of State Health Departments” on 9/19/17. It centered on the Centers for Disease and Control, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention’s Million Hearts® Initiative. This national initiative began September 2011 with the aim of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The initiative is continuing efforts to implement evidence-based strategies to save lives, money, and improve access and quality of care by changing health systems.

During the call Dr. Wright provided an overview of Million Hearts 2022 and discussed some of the roles of state health departments. A critical role is partnering: collaborating with and convening partners. Utah’s Kelly Robinson reported on the state efforts to improve clinical care through blood pressure management within its Midtown health clinics. Laura Heinrich from Indiana discussed the state’s efforts to use evidence-based clinical protocols within its Eskenazi Health system.

Both are excellent examples of the work happening in the field and demonstrates how these Million Hearts efforts and targeted 1305/1422 funded strategies serve to both leverage and synergize the collective work of the Division for Heart Disease and Prevention.

For more information about Million Hearts 2022, click here.


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