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Off the Cuff July 29, 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 156, July 29, 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.

Tutorial on Building Dashboards in Tableau and Microsoft Excel
Thursday, August 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

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD, and National Partners

From CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
New Publication: Including Community Health Workers in Health Care Settings: A Checklist for Public Health Practitioners
The Community Health Workers (CHW) Inclusion Checklist was recently released and presents a general framework for public health practitioners to lead or assist in including CHWs and integrating the CHW scope of practice in health care settings. CHWs help build individual and community capacity to improve health outcomes by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities, such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support, and advocacy. Other resources to support integration of CHWs into community and clinical care teams include:

From NACDD CVH Team and CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Recording of the Fireside Chat on Under Pressure: Black Men and the Battle of Hypertension

The July 2019 Fireside 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. 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.

From All In: Data for Community Health
Call for Proposals for Cross-sector Innovation Initiative 
The Public Health National Center for Innovations and the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), are jointly leading the Cross-sector Innovation Initiative to examine the unique role of public health in fostering work across multiple sectors addressing social determinants of health and health equity. The initiative recently released a Call for Proposals (CFP) seeking collaborations aimed at aligning and supporting partnerships among public health, healthcare, and social services sectors. Proposals will be submitted in a two-phase process and must be submitted through the RWJF online system
Up to 10 grantees will be selected to receive awards of up to $150,000 each for projects that will last between 18 and 24 months, starting in early 2020. Eligible applicants must be part of established collaborations, although it is anticipated that selected collaborations will have reached different levels of maturity. The collaborations must include, at a minimum, partners from multiple organizations representing public health, healthcare, and social services. Applicants may be governmental or non-profit organizations from the public health, healthcare, or social services sectors, and one or more health departments must have a leading or prominent role in the collaboration.
All grantees will participate in a learning community designed to promote peer-to-peer exchange and foster knowledge transfer throughout the project period. While the CFP does not specify topics or categories of work, grantees will be required to work collaboratively to address at least one root cause or social determinant of health, based on an identified community need or priority, that will lead to improvements in population health. 
Submission deadline is September 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. ET.

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