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Off the Cuff July 22, 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 155, July 22, 2019
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From Your Colleagues

From Monyette Childs, Georgia Department of Public Health
A question for State Health Departments

Do any states have background information/knowledge about the Flip the Pharmacy program for community-based pharmacies?   We have been approached by one of our partners about participating and are wondering if other State Health Departments are getting/have been involved. If so, how you are planning to integrate it into your work. Please respond to Monyette Childs, Thanks so much!

Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

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

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. ET 

Sponsors: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and NACDD CVH Team

Join Keith C. Ferdinand MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASH, the Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology at Tulane University School of Medicine, for a discussion on the burden, prevention, and control of hypertension among Black men.


Keith C Ferdinand, MD, is Professor of Medicine at the Tulane University School of Medicine and the Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was previously Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Xavier University, New Orleans and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Ferdinand received his medical degree from the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, certified in the subspecialty of nuclear cardiology, and a specialist in clinical hypertension certified by the American Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Ferdinand is past Chair of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and has served as Chief Science Officer and past chair of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). He has also served as a board member of the American Society of Hypertension, the Southwest Lipid Association, and the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks.

As an investigator, Dr. Ferdinand has conducted numerous trials in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular disease, lipids and cardiometabolic risk, especially in racial and ethnic minorities. Dr. Ferdinand’s participation in research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, Clinical Lipidology, and the journal Cardiorenal Medicine, and Hypertension.

Fireside Chats provide an interactive format for state health agencies to hear from content experts on topics pertaining to cardiovascular health and the DP18-1815/DP18-1817 priority areas.  
Register here. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the call information for the webinar.

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD, and National Partners

From Million Hearts® and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Hosting Live Cardiac Rehab Chat on Wednesday, July 31, 1-2:00 p.m. ET
CDC Million Hearts® (@MillionHeartsUS) is hosting a second #CardiacRehabChat with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (@AACVPR), Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (@HeartNurses), and Henry Ford Health System (@HenryFordNews). Please join the conversation with Million Hearts® and their partners as they discuss strategies to improve cardiac rehabilitation enrollment and how to help patients get to their first cardiac rehabilitation session.
Please help spread the word among your networks and followers. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Elsberry at

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