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Off the Cuff - April 23, 2018
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 107
April 23, 2018


Webinars and Calls Worth Your Time


Informational Call on Notice of Funding for Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke: CDC-RFA-DP18-1815PPHF18
Monday, April 23, 2018, 3-4:00 p.m. ET

Sponsor: CDC

This informational conference call is for the non-competitive NOFO, CDC-RFA-DP18-1815PPHF18, that will support state investments and contribute to improved health outcomes by implementing and evaluating evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes in high-burden populations /communities within each state and the District of Columbia.

Click here to join the call and call 1-888-566-7703, conference I.D., 3461523#


Using Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring to Diagnose and Manage High Blood Pressure
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1-2:00 p.m. ET

Sponsor: American Heart Association, Target BP

This webinar will be used to train physicians and other care team members registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative, Target: BP, on the appropriate use of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) in clinical practice. During the webinar we also will review techniques and protocols that will help participants more effectively diagnose and manage patients with hypertension.

Webinar Objectives
  • Explain the benefits of using SMBP
  • Discuss indications for using SMBP
  • Demonstrate how to train patients to self-measure their BP
  • Explain how to interpret SMBP readings
  • Describe how to set up an SMBP program in your practice
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News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

From American Heart Association (AHA)
Webinar slides and FAQ from State Cardiovascular Health Programs: A Guide to Core Infrastructure, Activities and Resources held March 29, 2018 and Interview with NACDD’s Miriam Patanian, member of the AHA expert advisory group

The webinar presentation and slides include a state perspective on applying the guide from Tara Trujillo, Chair of the CVH Leadership Team and from the Colorado Department of Public Health. The FAQ includes a link to the webinar recording and the answers to questions provided after the webinar. The interview, conducted by Jill Ceitlin, AHA State and Community Advocacy Manager, addresses the question of how state health departments can use the AHA guide.







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