Cardiovascular Health




The focus of the NACDD cardiovascular initiative is the Cardiovascular Health Network, comprised of health department program staff, epidemiologists, and evaluators working to improve diagnosis and management of hypertension through health systems. 

The Network supports health departments in implementing population health improvement strategies in healthcare systems which are primarily associated with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention-funded activities in the 1815 and 1817 grants. Major activities of the NACDD CVH Initiative include

NACDD Cardiovascular Health Team Contacts:



Miriam Patanian, MPH

 Lead Consultant, CVH and

 Health Systems


MaryCatherine Jones, MPH

 Public Health Consultant


Julia Schneider, MPH

 Public Health Consultant


Susan Svencer, MPH

 Public Health Consultant