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Off The Cuff - May 14, 2018
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 110
May 14, 2018

From the CVH Leadership Team

Tara Trujillo, Chair

The Executive Committee of the Leadership Team will be meeting on May 23-24 in Washington D.C. We will meet with Dr. Janet Wright to discuss Million Hearts® 2022.  The agenda includes:

  • How states sustain and spread the work of the Million Hearts® 2022 from previous years
  • How states can share the systems and quality improvement protocols used by the Million Hearts® Champions with other healthcare partners and the broader community
  • How the Leadership Team and Million Hearts® can continue to communicate as efforts toward Million Hearts® 2022 progress

If you have additional topics, please let me know.
The Leadership Team will also meet to discuss the CVH network in general. If you have ideas, recommendations or specific areas for technical assistance, please email me by Friday, May 19. 

Webinars and Calls Worth Your Time

National Forum Celebrating World Hypertension Day
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1-2:00 p.m. ET
From National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

This webinar is in honor of World Hypertension Day (WHD). The theme for WHD is Know Your Numbers, with a goal of increasing high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world. Presentations include:
  • Gaps in Heart Disease Mortality,
  • A mayor’s work in Creating a Culture of Health,
  • Actions to improve blood pressure control, and 
  • National Forum member updates.
Speakers include: Stephen Sidney, on new research showing success in cardiovascular disease prevention; Hon. Ruben Pineda, Mayor, West Chicago, on creating a culture of health; Dan Lackland, President of the World Hypertension League; and Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge winners sharing the secrets of their hypertension control success. Click here to register.

Data Visualization Best Practices
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 2-3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: Training and Technical Assistance Service Center 

This month’s call is the second in a three-part series on health impact statements. The call in April covered data sources for health impact statements. During this month's call, participants will share best practices related to using data visualization concepts in their work. Active participation is strongly encouraged. Please take a few moments before the call to consider your experience with this topic and to identify questions or concderns you would like to raise with your peers. Click here to join the call.


CDC-RFA-DP18-1817 Informational Call for Diabetes and Heart Disease & Stroke Prevent Programs-Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke CDC-RFA-DP18-1817
Monday, May 21, 2018, 3:30-5:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor:  CDC
Click here to participate at the time indicated above and call conference number: 888-455-8915, Participant Code: 1945550#.


1305/1422 Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Roundtable: Facilitating the Use of Performance Measurement and Evaluation Data
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2-3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: NACDD

Led by Karen Cinnamond (KY) and Lara Kaye (NY), this virtual roundtable will provide an opportunity for epidemiologists and evaluators to discuss effective approaches to getting evaluation findings used in program planning and adjustment. Call 1-877-273-4202, room 793-903-441. Not a member of Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative? Please contact MaryCatherine Jones, to be added to the distribution list.


News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

Available now: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) CDC-RFA-DP18-1817 Diabetes and Heart Disease & Stroke Prevent Programs-Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke
Additional information about this NOFO may be found at: Questions may be submitted to

Reminder: The website for the non-competitive NOFO, CDC-RFA-DP18-1815PPHF18: Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke.  It includes a link to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), FAQs, and the slides and recording from the April 23 informational webinar. Check the website daily for updated FAQs. Questions can be submitted to until the application deadline.

From All In: Data for Community Health
Resources Available

Bright Spots in Sharing Data for Community Health 

All In: Data for Community Health is a learning network of communities across the country that are testing new ways to transform health through multi-sector partnerships to share data.  One of the successful sharing data collaborations pertinent to health systems is Partnering with Managed Care Organizations to Share Data for Community Health Improvement. The Allegheny County Health Department and local managed care organizations formed a data sharing partnership to better understand the factors impacting cardiovascular outcomes of residents at a local level.

All In online community  
Click here to view the All In online community resources.  The link includes the webinar recordings for Parts 1 and 2 "Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health."  

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