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Off the Cuff November 26, 2018
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 124, November 26, 2018
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From Your Colleagues

From Jamie Hahn, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Seeking Chronic Disease Epidemiologist
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a Chronic Disease Epidemiologist for the Nebraska Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Program. This position works as part of a collaborative team and provides facilitative leadership in the design and implementation of the chronic disease performance measures monitoring system and epidemiology activities to track progress and outcomes for the program. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply for the position.


From Masako Berger, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Seeking 1815 Project Coordinator

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDPHP) Section is seeking a full-time Project Coordinator for CDC 1815 grant, which funds the Nevada’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (DPCP) and Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program. This contract position will be in Carson City, Nevada. Click here to learn more about the position.


News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

From CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Pharmacy Case Study now available 
The Team-Based Care case study on advancing the role of pharmacists by using collaborative practice agreements and the pharmacists’ patient care process to manage high blood pressure is now available on the CDC website.


From NACDD and CDC
Reminder: Request for Applications for GIS Training for State Health Departments due Dec.14

NACDD, in partnership with CDC and the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at Rice University, has released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2019 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) State Training for the Surveillance of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Other Chronic Diseases. This GIS training is for staff working with State Health Department chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs. A Chronic Disease Director component, new for 2019, will assist State Health Department chronic disease prevention leaders to build and sustain GIS capacity and support staff development of GIS-related Chronic Disease Competencies.

RFA Question and Answer sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET, and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Please check the NACDD GIS webpage for the RFA and listing of eligible state health departments. A Frequently Asked Questions document will be posted and updated regularly. For additional information, please contact MaryCatherine Jones


From Diabetes Council
Reminder: Two opportunities with Dec. 7 deadlines: 1. Apply for Travel Scholarships; 2. Become a Guide for Peer Mentoring Opportunity
1. Apply for Travel Scholarships
If you are working on diabetes prevention or management strategies in 1815 or 1817, and would like to attend a conference for professional development, then the Diabetes Council invites you to apply for a travel scholarship. Click here for a list of possible conferences. To be considered for a Diabetes Council travel scholarship, the conference must be held between January 1, 2019 and July 31, 2019. If you received a Diabetes Council travel scholarship in 2017-2018, you may apply for a scholarship this year; however, preference will be given to individuals not previously selected.  
This scholarship is open to State Health Department staff working on diabetes prevention or management strategies in 1815 or 1817. Complete the application and send to April Reese by Dec. 7.
2. Guides Needed for Peer to Peer Mentoring Opportunity
The Diabetes Council and CVH Network talent scouts are seeking top professionals to serve as Guides for 2019. Guides are state staff who have worked on Diabetes and/or CVH strategies for at least two years and who are willing to share their knowledge with newer state staff. We need Guides that have a variety of Diabetes and CVH experience including program administration, policy, marketing, and especially epidemiology and evaluation.
If you are interested in being a Guide, complete the short survey at  NACDD 2018-2019 Peg Adams Peer-to-Peer Program Participation Form for Guides by Dec. 7. If you are interested in being a Learner, stay tuned. We will send out a request for Learners as soon as we have all of our Guides established. If you have questions, please contact April Reese.


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