CVH Council

Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Council

The CVH Council, with support from the NACDD CVH team, is a group of elected and appointed health department personnel that serve as a critical resource to health departments, NACDD, and CDC. This includes 1815/1817 Category B funded programs. 

The CVH Council is composed of:

  • a three-member Executive Team,
  • five evaluation and epidemiologist co-leads of the Evaluation Peer Network
  • eight CVH Area Network Liaisons,
  • representatives from other NACDD Councils engaged in related priority areas including diabetes, GIS, and health equity, and
  • CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) representatives.

The CVH Network is a virtual network of all CDC-funded state and local partners and their contractors working with 1815 and 1817, Category B: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Management or 1816, WISEWOMAN program.

Both the CVH Council and CVH Network are supported by the NACDD CVH Team, which receives financial support from CDC to promote peer networking and sharing best practices among CDC-funded health departments. 

NACDD launched the CVH Area Network (CAN) in January 2021 to build connections within eight areas. Quarterly calls are held to facilitate sharing of promising ideas and state-developed resources among those working on 1815 and 1817 Category B strategies.

The CVH Council Orientation Packet is available here

Your CVH Council Representatives

The CVH Council represents YOU to NACDD and the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Please reach out to me or any of our representatives to share your needs and challenges related to 1815/1817 Category B. –Brittany Brown (Utah), Chair. 

About Your Council

ChairBrittany BrownUT
Co-ChairJanna PastirND
Co-ChairTara TrujilloCO
Evaluation Peer Network Lead
Julie Cleaton
Evaluation Peer Network LeadShelby Vadjunec
Evaluation Peer Network LeadEmily JohnsonTX
Evaluation Peer Network LeadPaul MeddaughVT
GIS Liaison
Rachael Austin
Health Equity Council LiaisonCheryl Farmer
Diabetes Council LiaisonKristie HicksNC
Area Network 1 LiaisonAshley MinaeiAK
Area Network 2 Co-LiaisonCrystelle FogleMT
Area Network 2 Co-LiaisonLaura FeldmanNM
Area Network 3 LiaisonRachel SehrSD
Area Network 4 LiaisonAnne Gargano AhmedWI
Area Network 5 LiaisonAdrian ZehMI
Area Network 6 Co-LiaisonCourtni JeffersME
Area Network 6 Co-LiaisonCaitlin MoroneyVT
Area Network 7 LiaisonPatrick WigginsVA
Area Network 8 LiaisonMonyette ChildsGA

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