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Off the Cuff March 4, 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 136, March 4, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Conducting Cost Analyses: A First Step to Assess Cost-Effectiveness of Public Health Programs
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 2:30 -2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC
Join us for a 20-minute Coffee Break for an introduction to performing cost analyses to assess cost-effectiveness of public health programs, which will incorporate examples from CDC’s Evaluation and Program Effectiveness Team in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.
This presentation will focus on how to conduct a cost analysis in the context of a broader evaluation of a public health program that will combine costs and outcome evaluation results and assess cost-effectiveness. The presenter will first briefly review foundational concepts of economic evaluation that have been presented in previous Coffee Breaks and provide an overview of the framework and methods to be used to conduct a cost and cost-effectiveness analysis. Then, the presenter will walk through a detailed example of the cost and cost-effectiveness components of an ongoing evaluation of a hypertension-related program to describe the methods used for both analyses. Finally, the presenter will provide resources for further learning and take questions from the audience.
No need to register, simply join this event via Adobe Connect and call 855-644-0229. Conference ID: 8247938. 

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

From NACDD CVH Team and CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Fireside Chat: Cholesterol and Cholesterol Management Recording and Cholesterol Resources 

CDC 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.
Find additional resources for cholesterol and cholesterol management at:

From American College of Preventive Medicine, American Medical Association, and CDC
Grant Opportunities 
  1. Improve Prediabetes Recognition and Diabetes Prevention Strategies among African American and Hispanic Women The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) will award multi-year grants to three health care organizations to test and evaluate innovative approaches to screen, test, and refer patients to CDC-recognized lifestyle change programs supported by the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Interested health care organizations should complete the online application form no later than March 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

  2. Demonstration Projects for Providers to Reduce Hypertension among Priority Populations The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) has a partnership with the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to increase physician awareness and practices to prevent, detect, and control hypertension among priority populations, and refer patients with hypertension or at high-risk for hypertension to community evidence-based self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) programs with clinical support and other related evidence-based lifestyle change programs. Through this project, ACPM will fund up to six health care organizations/practices to develop and implement protocols to prevent, detect, and control hypertension among African-American men ages 35-64 using data from existing electronic health records (EHR)/electronic medical records (EMR) health information systems. Awards will begin in the spring of 2019 and have the opportunity to last for up to three years, dependent on federal funding and successful completion of initial work. Interested health care organizations should complete the online application form no later than March 30, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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