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Off the Cuff May 6, 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 144, May 6, 2019
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Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, May 8, 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. Log on to Adobe Connect and call 1-877-273 4202, room 793-903-441 at the time indicated above. If you're not receiving emails and agendas from MaryCatherine Jones about EEC meetings, join our listserv by emailing

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD, and National Partner

From CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Science-in-Brief (SIB): Turning Science into Action synthesizes research findings from peer-reviewed journal articles into concise and user-friendly summaries. Each brief contains a short synopsis of the journal article and highlights how findings might be applied to the work in cardiovascular health promotion.
The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduced Hospital Cost and Utilization in Underserved Communities
A synopsis of “The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduced Hospital Cost and Utilization in Underserved Communities,” published in 2018 in Health Affairs.
A Controlled Trial of Mobile Short Message Service Among Participants in a Rural Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program
A synopsis of “A Controlled Trial of Mobile Short Message Service Among Participants in a Rural Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program,” published in March 2019 in Preventive Medicine Reports.
Visit Science-in-Brief publications for the full archives.  


From CDC Prevention Chronic Disease Journal
Call for Papers: Public Health and Pharmacy: Collaborative Approaches to Improve Population Health
Preventing Chronic Disease (PCD) invites authors to submit manuscripts describing innovative and effective work to link public health and pharmacy in ways that improve population health. Chronic diseases are a major cause of poor health outcomes, reduced quality of living, and increased health care costs worldwide. Reducing the burden of chronic disease remains a global challenge requiring diverse collaborations and dissemination and adoption of effective interventions in multiple settings. Over the past decade, there has been a range of innovative community- and clinically-driven prevention strategies used in public health and pharmacy to prevent and reduce the burden of chronic conditions. PCD seeks manuscripts that provide timely information on effective ways the disciplines of public health and pharmacy can collaborate to improve the nation’s health and/or improve population health globally.
Examples of topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • Collaboration among public health agencies (e.g., local and state health departments), schools/colleges of pharmacy, community pharmacies, health care partners, and others (e.g., faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, schools, academic institutions, transportation, housing, public safety) to implement clinical and nonclinical strategies, including the selection, tracking, and reporting of intermediate health outcomes.
  • Pharmacy (community, institutional, agency) and public health agencies (local and state health departments) working jointly to conduct needs assessment to identify and implement shared health improvement goals based on assessment findings.
  • Demonstration of effective approaches that pharmacies and pharmacists can use to improve population health through health screenings (e.g., diabetes, cholesterol, HIV, osteoporosis) and disease management (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, HIV, asthma) in health care and/or community settings.
  • Identification and execution of care coordination models and resources that support patients’ ability to optimally manage chronic conditions in health care and/or community settings.
  • Use of trained pharmacists as critical members in the delivery of team-based care to improve patient satisfaction and increase follow-up and referral to disease management opportunities in community settings.
  • Identification of ways health care and public health data can guide the integration of clinical and public health approaches to address high cholesterol and blood pressure, physical inactivity, diets low in fruits and vegetables, and diets high in sodium and saturated fats.
  • Implementation of transdisciplinary public health and pharmacy-driven approaches to improve population health that take into consideration the role of race or ethnicity, education, income, location, or other social factors.
  • Description of creative and innovative ways public health and pharmacy can work together to identify and implement monitoring systems that simultaneously track disease burden and health improvements in clinical and community settings.
  • Identification of training opportunities that have increased pharmacists’ public health skills and abilities to improve population health beyond traditional pharmacy functions.
  • Evidence of the role of pharmacy in chronic infectious disease screening, prevention and management (e.g., HIV and Hepatitis C).
  • Delivery of USPHS evidence-based preventive services in community pharmacy.
Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts should be submitted to PCD on or before Oct. 31, 2019. Manuscripts submitted in response to this Call for Papers will be reviewed and, if accepted, published on a rolling basis. Articles will be assembled into a PDF collection accessible on the PCD website after all accepted papers have been published. Manuscripts must follow the instructions for PCD article types. Further information on submitting a manuscript is available in PCD’s Author’s Corner. Cover letters to the Editor in Chief are required and must state that the submission is for consideration in the PCD collection: Public Health and Pharmacy: Collaborative Approaches to Improve Population Health. Guest Editors for this collection are Dr. Mark Strand, PCD Associate Editor and Professor in the Pharmacy Practice and Public Health Departments at North Dakota State University; Sarah Martin, PCD Associate Editor and Assistant Professor of Social and Administrative Sciences at Husson University School of Pharmacy; Daniel Sarpong, PCD Associate Editor and Associate Professor of Biostatistics, College of Pharmacy at Xavier University of Louisiana; and Dr. Natalie A. DiPietro Mager, Associate Professor, Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University. Authors are encouraged to contact if they have questions about appropriate topics for this collection.
About the Journal
PCD is a peer-reviewed public health journal sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and authored by experts worldwide. PCD was established in 2004 by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion with a mission to promote dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and policy makers worldwide on the integration and application of research findings and practical experience to improve population health. For more information, please visit the journal website at

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