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Off The Cuff - May 7, 2018
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 109
May 7, 2018

 News from the CVH Leadership Team

Tara Trujillo, Chair

Dear Colleagues,
In follow up to our September conversation with Dr. Janet Wright on Million Hearts® 2022, the Executive Committee of the Leadership Team will meet with Dr. Wright on May 23-24 in Washington, D.C. We will discuss: 
  • How states can 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 topics to add, please send them to me by Friday, May 19, at this address: 



Webinars and Calls Worth Your Time

1305 Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 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 work smarter and more effectively with 1305 and 1422 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. Call 1-877-273 4202, room 793-903-441 at the time indicated above. Click here to learn more about EEC.  


Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health - Part 2
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 3 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: All In: Data for Community Health
Join All In: Data for Community Health for the second webinar in a two-part series on using electronic health data for community health improvement. Participants are invited to submit scenarios or challenges faced when planning to or sharing data between health systems and public health agencies by Friday, May 4. Some scenarios that will be addressed include: 
  1. What if my hospital won’t share data. What can I do? 
  2. If a university has an agreement with the health department to review and analyze health data, does the university need to have BAs in place with every healthcare entity that shared data with the health department?
  3. How can we integrate health and social data – such as health and housing data?
  4. We want to analyze data for use by a health home – is this considered research?
Presenters from Johns Hopkins University and the Network for Public Health Law will provide guidance and recommendations to solve these and other data sharing challenges. Additional questions submitted during the webinar may also be answered.
Click here to watch Part 1 of the Webinar Series and to access slides, browse additional resources, and connect with peers on the online community on this topic.


World Hypertension Day Webinar
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 1- 2:00 p.m. ET
From National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Speakers include: Stephen Sidney, on new research showing success 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. Register here.


Data Visualization Best Practices
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 2 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor:  From the 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 any questions or issues you would like to pose to your peers. Click here to join the call.

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

Reminder from CDC
Website with all information and links for CDC-RFA-DP18-1815PPHF18: Improving the Health of Americans Through Prevention and Management of Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke 

The website includes a link to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), FAQs, the slides, and recording from the April 23 informational webinar. Check website daily for updated FAQs. Questions can be submitted until the application deadline.


From CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Updates on division news, publications, and resources
May is National Stroke Awareness Month
During National Stroke Awareness Month, CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention will focus on increasing awareness among adults ages 35 to 64 of stroke risk factors, signs, and symptoms. Stroke survivor stories will highlight important messages and inspire action. Help us spread the word by sharing the messages and resources found here.

Recent DHDSP Publications of Note:
 New Tools You Can Use:  Did You See?

From the National Forum, American Heart Association, and the Million Hearts Collaboration
May 2018 – Million Hearts® Messaging: Commemorate May Measurement Month, World Hypertension Day, National High Blood Pressure Education Month and National Stroke Awareness Month

This month's May Messaging Campaign offers
  • Monthly Focus: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP)
  • Spotlight on Stroke
  • Key Observances for May
  • Social Media Messages
  • Sample Newsletter Article
  • Call to Action: Talk to people about SMBP
  • Co-branding Opportunity: May Measurement Month
  • Tune In: National Forum mid-year meeting
  • Million Hearts® Partner Resources
FYI - A year's worth of messaging campaigns can be found at this link.

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