NACDD collaborates with State Health Department programs and other partners working in heart disease and stroke prevention and in healthcare systems to conduct innovative educational and capacity-building opportunities related to CDC-RFAs DP18-1815 and DP18-1817 Category B funding and Million Hearts®2022. NACDD manages a Cardiovascular Health Network, a national group of State Health Department program managers, staff, epidemiologists, and evaluators working to improve diagnosis and management of high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol in their states.
This CVH Network supports health departments in implementing evidence-based, population health improvement strategies in healthcare and community systems, work that is primarily associated with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention-funded cooperative agreements. All states are funded through these cooperative agreements and participate in the CVH Network. The NACDD CVH Network and its CVH Council represent the interests of State Health Departments.
The Cardiovascular Health Initiative focuses on the following areas to support prevention and management of cardiovascular disease