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Off the Cuff November 11, 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 171, Nov. 11, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Investing in the Workforce Development of Community Health Workers
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, 2:30-2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 
Join this 20-minute coffee break presentation on community health workers (CHW) and the roles states are playing in the advancement of workforce development investments.
Employment of community health workers (CHWs) has the potential to positively impact a wide range of health, economic, social, and environmental outcomes. This coffee break will describe the general process and progress made to date in implementing CHW workforce development investments across the 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, including an overview and examples of statewide infrastructure, partnerships, and funding sources. Current and upcoming CDC resources also will be discussed.
No need to register, simply join this event and call 855-644-0229, Conference ID: 8247938.

If you missed the August Coffee Break on Steps to Promote Pharmacist-provided Medication Therapy Management Services or other presentations, go to the DHDSP website.


Tweet Your Chronic Disease Maps on GIS Day
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019
Sponsors: CDC, NACDD and Children’s Environment Health Institute (CEHI)
GIS Day is coming up on Nov. 13, 2019. CDC, NACDD, and CEHI invite you to celebrate by sharing your chronic disease GIS maps on Twitter! The goal is to get as many organizations and individuals as possible tweeting on GIS Day using the hashtag #ChronicDiseaseMaps. The tweets can highlight the important work you are doing with GIS for chronic disease surveillance, prevention, and treatment as well as include a JPEG/GIF image of a map.
How can you participate?
On Nov. 13, share your maps and explain in a tweet(s) how they contribute to chronic disease prevention. Feel free to include links to any related content. Make sure to include #ChronicDiseaseMaps in your tweet!


EHR-based Surveillance Learning Community
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, 3-4:00 p.m. ET
Sponsors:  NACDD and Public Health Informatics Institute
This month, we will be providing practical tips to help with building support for EHR-based surveillance for Chronic Disease, including sharing best practices, performing stakeholder analysis, nurturing excitement and willingness to transform and share data, and much more. Deirdre Browner, with the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, will also share lessons learned from the field. Additionally, we will explore critical success factors to implementing surveillance systems for Chronic Disease Surveillance.

Register for the call series, if you haven't already registered. All calls are on the third Tuesday of the month at 3-4:00 p.m. ET.  We hope you’ll join us!

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD, and National Partners

From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
New Clinical Decision Support Resources Can Help Deliver Preventive Health Information to Patients
AHRQ has released three new preventive health clinical decision support (CDS) resources that can be implemented in a patient-facing platform, such as a patient portal or health and wellness app. The resources are based on recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Paired with implementation guides and a report on pilot testing, the resources are designed to help deliver patient-specific, preventive health information about abnormal blood glucose and type 2 diabetes screeninghealthful diet and physical activity for heart disease prevention in adults, and statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. Tell your clinical partners and visit CDS Connect to learn more about improving the quality of care through clinical decision support. 


From Preventing Chronic Disease
Call for Papers for Public Health and Pharmacy Deadline Extended to Jan.31, 2020
Don’t miss the chance to submit your manuscript to the latest call for papers. Manuscripts should describe innovative and effective work to link public health and pharmacy in ways that improve population health.
Recently Published PCD Collections
Visit PCD Collections to read our latest collections on health and wellness in Indian Country, the impact of geospatial data on chronic disease, important evaluation findings from the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), and more.

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