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Webinars, Fireside Chats, and Virtual Roundtables
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CVH Webinars use a familiar format devoting the bulk of the event to speaker presentations on a specific topic with a Q & A period at the end.
• CVH Fireside Chats are interactive shorter presentations on the experiences of content experts and state participants in a live streaming format allowing for greater interaction and dialogue. Webinars and fireside chats are recorded for future viewing (see below).
• CVH Virtual Roundtables are peer-to-peer learning opportunities that follow webinars and fireside chats at a later date to continue the discussion in a more informal way. Several sessions of each virtual roundtable are offered to allow for smaller groups and to accommodate busy schedules. Virtual roundtable sessions are not recorded.


508 Compliant Versions of Fireside Chats can be found HERE.


NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat on Under Pressure: Black Men and the Battle of Hypertension

July 25, 2019

Fireside Chat Recording (please register to view recording)

The national hypertension and CVD disease burden data for black men will be discussed.  The fact that this sub-population is disproportionately impacted by hypertension and CVD will also be discussed using data.  Finally, the lack of multi-level and sustainable targeted interventions and activities that are tailored for black men will be mentioned. 

The chat was moderated by Michael Sells MPH, Public Health Advisor, DHDSP and Keith C. Ferdinand MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH, the Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology at Tulane University School of Medicine, provided insight to the topic based on his clinical and community work. Bios can be found here


The discussion focused on: 

  • The major disproportionate impact of hypertension and cardiovascular disease among Black men.
  • The cultural aspects of addressing hypertension and cardiovascular disease in Black men.
  • Increasing knowledge regarding the Public Health and clinical interventions on hypertension among Black men.


NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat - Cholesterol and Cholesterol Management

February 28, 2019

Fireside Chat Recording (please register to view recording)


Note: This discussion was Part 1 of a two-part series that will be continued during the recipient meeting in March. The Part 2 session will offer states the chance to discuss strategies and measures in more detail. Be sure to attend the cholesterol session to learn more. 


CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the NACDD CVH Team hosted a fireside chat focused on cholesterol and cholesterol management. Experts discussed the definition of cholesterol, epidemiology of cholesterol in the United States, 2018 Guidelines for Management of Blood Cholesterol, clinical quality measures, and team-based care strategies for cholesterol management.


The panel discussion was moderated by Fleetwood Loustalot, PhD, FNP, FAHA, CAPT, Epidemiologist, CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and featured Adrienne Mims, MD, MPH, FAAFP, AGSF, Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at Alliant Health Solutions and Angela M. Thompson-Paul, PhD, MSPH, LCDR, Epidemiologist, CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Speaker bios can be downloaded here


Resources shared and discussed on the call included:


Cholesterol Overview 

Cholesterol Quality Measures

Public Health Informatics Institute - Leveraging Clinical Data for Public Health Hypertension Surveillance 

July 10, 2018

Recording Link: (must register to view the recording)


This presentation offers guidance to public health agencies seeking to implement chronic disease surveillance using electronic health record (EHR) data. Topics include factors that should be discussed with clinical health information technology (IT) stakeholders, and approaches for evaluating the reliability and validity of EHR-based surveillance indicators. While the discussion should aid planning for any chronic disease surveillance program, it utilizes specifics related to hypertension to illustrate important considerations.

NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat - Y-USA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program 

June 20, 2018

Fireside Chat Recording (please register to view recording)


NACDD, CDC and the Y-USA collaborated to present this fireside chat on the Y-USA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program. The Y-USA designed this program to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The program focuses on regulated home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, individualized support and nutrition education for better blood pressure management. Click here for more information on the Y-USA program.


The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Letitia Presley-Cantrell, Chief, Program Development and Services Branch, DHDSP with CDC.  Featured speakers were Heather Hodge, Senior Director for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Care Integration YMCA of the USA and Dr. Daphne Bascom, Senior Vice President and Medical Director for the Y-USA of Greater Kansas City.


Community e-Connect: How to Achieve Successful Bi-Directional Referrals for Diabetes, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol

April 25, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm ET

Speakers for this webinar included
Susan Svencer, MPH, Consultant, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors 
Tom Land, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Community e-Connect is a bi-directional linkage between clinical electronic health records (EHRs) and community-based organizations (CBOs). Clinical providers electronically refer patients with diabetes, pre-diabetes, hypertension, or elevated cholesterol to evidence-based services offered by CBOs. In turn, CBOs document patients’ enrollment, attendance, and program status, and send this information back to the clinical provider where it goes directly into the patient’s EHR. Using this system, health sites in Massachusetts were able to show a sustained decrease in systolic blood pressure of 3.0 mm Hg for patients who received services in community settings compared to a matched sample of patients whose blood pressure was “out of control.”  By the standards of the American Heart Association, these interventions were “highly cost effective.”


Community e-Connect directly supports the following strategies and activities outlined in CDC-RFA-DP18-1815PPHF18:

A.6. Implement strategies to increase enrollment in CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs such as Diabetes Management and/or Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

B.7 Implement systems to facilitate systematic referral of adults with hypertension and/or high blood cholesterol to community programs/resources    


Community e-Connect also impacts these strategies and activities in CDC-RFA-DP18-1815PPHF18:

A.3. Increase engagement of pharmacists in the provision of medication management or DSMES for people with diabetes

A.4. Assist health care healthcare organizations in implementing systems to identify people with prediabetes and refer them to CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs for type 2 diabetes prevention

B.5. Develop a statewide infrastructure to promote sustainability for CHWs to promote management of hypertension and high blood cholesterol


During this webinar, states learned the basic requirements to implement Community e-Connect and costs for receiving technical assistance from NACDD to implement this system. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the webinar, please email Susan Svencer:


Fireside Chat on the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

 Click HERE to view the fireside chat!

NACDD and CDC hosted a fireside chat on the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. This fireside chat featured Brent Egan, Vice President, Research at the Care Coordination Institute and Fleetwood Loustalot, Lead, Epidemiology, Surveillance and Health Service Team at CDC. The discussion focused on the 4 new categories for classifying blood pressure; changes to the prevalence of high blood pressure as a result of the new guidelines; treatment of high blood pressure with non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions; revisions in blood pressure goals; and the use of Self-Monitored Blood Pressure (SMBP) to manage patients with high blood pressure.

For more information about the guidelines, visit the American Heart Association. 


NACDD and CDC 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

September 27, 2017

Fireside Chat Recording


NACDD, in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP), hosted this fireside chat focused on a unique project designed to advance team-based care. The live panel discussion focused 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 was moderated by Jeff Durthaler, Population Health Consultant Pharmacist for CDC, and featured 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 through this program were also available to share their perspective.

Speaker bios

State Progress Slides


More information on the Advancing Team-Based Care project is available at


CDC Health Systems Scorecard Tool

July 17, 2017


NACDD hosted a webinar to promote the use of the Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC), a quality improvement tool to assess evidence-based chronic disease care management policies and practices. Presenters provided an orientation and demonstration of the electronic tool and its primary components, described how to set up an account, discussed approaches to inviting health systems to participate, and the benefits of implementing the Scorecard.  CDC encourages state and local health departments to share this assessment tool with their health system partners.  CDC’s hope is that health systems can use the HSSC to assess the policies and protocols they are using to treat patients with certain chronic conditions, and that this quality improvement tool will help stimulate clinical-public health partnerships at local and state levels. The HSSC Tool is available at


Webinar recording (please register to view recording)


Fireside Chat on Addressing Health Systems Change in Hypertension Control
June 29, 2017


This fireside chat was moderated by Dr. Sallyann Coleman King, MD, MSC, CDC Medical Epidemiologist, and featured Anita Christie, RN, MHA, CPHQ, from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Diana Erani, MBA, of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC).  Ms. Christie, who serves as the Director of the Office of Clinical Preventative Services, shared her experience designing Massachusetts’ 1422 approach using a detailed capacity assessment process as well as their ongoing quality improvement work with sites.  Ms. Erani, Health Center Controlled Network Director for MLCHC, provided an overview of the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS) used to deliver feedback to 1422 clinical sites in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and shared her perspective on institutionalizing data-driven technical assistance. Attendees of the fireside chat also had an opportunity to attend a follow-up virtual roundtable to continue the discussion in a smaller, more informal way. These sessions are not recorded.

Audio recording

Slide presentation from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

QI Assessment Model Report

DRVS 1422 measures

Fireside Chat on Addressing Health Disparities in Hypertension Control
February 7, 2017


This fireside chat was moderated by Dr. Janet Wright, Executive Director of Million Hearts® and featured Dr. Brent Egan from the Medical University of South Carolina who serves as the Medical Director of the Care Coordination Institute as well as President of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks. Dr. Egan shared his perspective on health disparities in hypertension control and lessons learned, especially around scaling his work with clinics over the last fifteen years. The South Carolina Department of Health and the Environment provided the state perspective on work related to disparities and hypertension through participation by Jacqlyn Atkins, former Director of the South Carolina Office of Health Equity and Tiffany Mack, Central Office Clinical Coordinator for 1422.


Fireside chat description and speaker bios

Video recording

Cultural competency presentation

Issue brief


Fireside Chat on Team-Based Approaches to Control Hypertension

June 28, 2016


This fireside chat was moderated Janet Wright, MD FACC, Executive Director, Million Hearts® and featured Dr. Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc, MHC, the Chronic Disease Director from the Connecticut Department of Public Health and his health systems partner, Dr. Bruce Gould MD, FACP, Director of the Connecticut Area Health Education Center and Medical Director of the Connecticut Community Health Center Association Practice Transformation Network. The presentations focused on the evidence for team-based care (TBC) as an aid in clinical decision support to improve outcomes for patients with HTN and to control costs; examined the role of team members including pharmacist support for medication adherence and CHW support for SMBP and in engaging hard-to-reach populations; discussed strategies to impact clinical decision support and highlighted the role of public health in promoting and supporting TBC.


Fireside Chat description and speaker bios

Video recording

Issue brief

Health Payer 101 Webinar 4-Part Series


NACDD and the Program Development and Services Branch at CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention co-sponsored this four-part Health Payer 101 webinar series to address a need expressed by state health department staff working with health systems. The series, presented by Jennifer Nolty, Director, Innovative Primary Care, National Association of Community Health Centers provided fundamental knowledge of the current health payer landscape including terminology, various payer models, contracting processes, and how the Affordable Care Act influenced payment models and delivery systems.

May 19, 2016 

The Basics, Part 1:

  • Overview of health insurance products and plans
  • Managed Care Organization (MCO) structure and services

Audio recording with slides

June 9, 2016                

The Basics, Part 2:
Additional presenter: Rita H. Orr, Provider Program and Payment Innovation, AmeriHealth Caritas

  • Insurance: employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare
  • Reimbursement Models: Fee-for-Service, Bundled Payment
  • Incentives: Pay-for-Performance (P4P) and Shared Savings

      Audio recording with slides

June 16, 2016

Setting the table proactively:

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

      Audio recording with slides

June 30, 2016               

Contracting 101:

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


      Audio recording with slides

Fireside Chat on Identifying Undiagnosed Hypertension

February 23, 2016.
Coordinated with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Million Hearts, this first Fireside Chat highlighted innovative strategies on identifying patients with undiagnosed hypertension. Speakers included Hilary Wall, Senior Health Scientist and Million Hearts Science Lead at CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention; Dr. Ian Brissette from the New York State Department of Health; and Dr. James Schultz from Neighborhood Healthcare in San Diego.

Fireside chat description and speakers bios


Audio recording with slides

Issue briefs


1305 Epidemiology and Surveillance Webinar

November 4, 2015

Audio recording with slides

Robert Merritt presentation slides


Million Hearts® Hypertension Protocol Learning Collaborative Webinar Series: Using Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches to Reduce Hypertension Disparities in Primary Care Settings

August 24, 2015

This webinar was sponsored by the Health and Human Services Million Hearts® Team

Lisa Cooper presentation


CDC Hypertension Control Change Package: An Overview for State and Local Health Departments

August 19, 2015
This webinar was sponsored by NACDD Health System / Cardiovascular Health Network

Hilary Wall presentation slides

Jerry Osheroff presentation slides


ASTHO and NACDD Medication Adherence Webinar Series: Two States' Perspectives

May 13, 2015
This webinar was co-sponsored by the NACDD CVH and Diabetes Councils and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Audio recording with slides

Connecticut presentation slides

Minnesota presentation slides

Medication Adherence Roundtable Call Series summary (August 2015)

Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard and Important Changes in the QIO/QIN Scope of Work

November 12, 2014
This webinar was co-sponsored by the CVH and Diabetes Councils.

Audio recording with slides

Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measure Dashboard presentation slides

QIN/QIO 11th Scope of Work presentation slides

CMS QIN/QIO 11th Scope of Work

Alignment of 1305 Performance Measures with CMS QIN/QIO 11th SOW Tasks

Post-Million Hearts Workshops: Two States' Experiences

August 21, 2014

Audio recording with slides
Colorado presentation slides
Illinois presentation slides

HEDIS: A Potential Data Source for 1305 Performance Measures

August 11, 2014 (in collaboration with the NACDD Diabetes Council)

Audio recording with slides

Accessing and Using Health Systems Data: Beginning the Discussion
July 9, 2014 (in collaboration with the NACDD Diabetes Council)

Agenda, materials, speaker bios, and link to recording

Using Health IT to Manage Hypertension and Diabetes: HRSA Health Center Controlled Networks

April 29, 2014
Link to recording
Ed Lomotan, MD presentation: Health Center-Controlled Network Grant Program
Meg Meador, MPH C-PHI presentation: Leveraging EHR Data to Improve Blood Pressure Control
Carlene Ferrier, RN MPH presentation: Utilizing Health IT to Improve Health Outcomes

Undiagnosed Hypertensives: Hiding in Plain Sight

November 21, 2013
Presentation slides

Uncontrolled Hypertension: Data, Surveillance, and Opportunities

September 17, 2012
Presentation slides


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