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Off the Cuff August 5, 2019
Off the Cuff: CVH Clinical and Community Connections for State & Local Public Health Departments
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 157, August 5, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Category A and B, DP18-1815 Year 1 Performance Measure Data Reporting
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, 3–4:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Division of Diabetes Translation 
The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Division of Diabetes Translation are hosting a joint webinar to help prepare recipients for reporting performance measure data that are due September 30, 2019. This webinar will review the performance measure reporting expectations and will demonstrate a sample reporting tool that recipients may use to report their performance measure data.  
Click here at the time and date indicated above to join the webinar and call 1-888-790-1769, conference ID, 6567615#. Please follow up with your Category A and Category B CDC Evaluators with any questions.


Steps to Promote Pharmacist-Provided Medication Therapy Management Services
Tuesday, Aug, 13, 2019, 2:30-2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Join Jeffrey M. Durthaler, MS, RPh for a 20-minute coffee break as he gives an informative presentation on Medication Therapy Management and how pharmacists can use this service to assist with blood pressure and cholesterol management in high-burdened populations.
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is care provided by pharmacists whose aim is to optimize drug therapy and improve therapeutic outcomes for patients. Medication therapy management includes a broad range of professional activities, including but not limited to (1) performing patient assessment/comprehensive medication review, (2) formulating a medication treatment plan, (3) monitoring efficacy and safety of medication therapy, (3) enhancing medication adherence through empowerment/education, and (4) documenting and communicating MTM services to prescribers. This presentation will further define MTM services, how MTM services improve outcomes, barriers to providing MTM services, and steps to increase pharmacists-provided MTM services to high-burdened populations.
No need to register, simply join this event via Adobe Connect and call 855- 644-0229, conference ID:

Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, 2-3:00 p.m. ET

Sponsor: NACDD CVH Team

The Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (ECC) is a peer-led group of epidemiologists and evaluators who meet monthly to support each other in navigating 1815 and 1817 epidemiology, surveillance, evaluation, and performance measures. Participants have the opportunity to share resources, discuss what they are working on, ask questions, and provide feedback to CDC. Please register for EEC meetings. After you receive the confirmation, please add the meeting information to your calendar. To receive agendas and email updates, please contact MaryCatherine Jones,


Tutorial on Building Dashboards in Tableau and Microsoft Excel
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, 2-3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: Training and Technical Assistance Support Center for CDC
The August discussion will be part 1 of a 2-part workshop designed to improve your understanding of steps and skills necessary to build dashboards in Tableau and Microsoft Excel.  Specifically, the presenters will share information regarding the benefits and drawbacks of each dashboard platform and share examples of how to develop, refine, and display your data in meaningful ways. Click here to register for August and September’s call. 
This community is a forum for sharing experiences, successes, challenges, and lessons learned. Active participation is strongly encouraged. Please take a few minutes to consider your experience with this topic and what you would like to ask or share with your presenters. Upon registration, you will be sent a calendar invitation with log-in information. For any questions, please contact

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