Off the Cuff April 1, 2019


Off the Cuff: CVH Clinical and Community Connections for State & Local Public Health Departments
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Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 140, April 1, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Improving the CDC Healthcare Systems Scorecard
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 2:30 – 2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Join a 20-minute coffee break for an introduction to CDC’s Healthcare Systems Scorecard (HSSC) tool and rapid evaluation findings. Learn about improvements made to the Scorecard that have enhanced its usability and applicability to cooperative agreements such as 1815 and 1817. 

CDC developed a quality improvement assessment tool called the Health Systems Scorecard to help CDC-funded state and local public health programs better understand the implementation of evidence-based strategies to manage chronic diseases among partnering primary care practices. The Scorecard was released to partners for voluntary use in June 2017 and a rapid evaluation was conducted 6 months later. Based on findings from the evaluation, CDC partnered with recipients that implement health system assessments to make improvements to the Scorecard. The presenter will provide a brief introduction to the tool and the rapid evaluation findings, and will summarize the improvements made to the Scorecard to enhance usability, applicability to cooperative agreements such as 1815 and 1817, and enhanced dissemination strategies. After attending this Coffee Break, participants will 1) know how to access the Health Systems Scorecard, 2) gain tips on how to best engage health systems to complete the Scorecard questions, and 3) discover ways to utilize the Scorecard and supplemental materials to report on CDC required heart disease-related performance measures.

No need to register, simply join this event via Adobe Connect and call 855- 644-0229, conference ID: 8247938#. Past presentations are available at the Coffee Breaks archive on the CDC Website.  

Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 2 – 3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: NACDD CVH Team
The Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (ECC) is a peer-led group of epidemiologists and evaluators who meet monthly to support each other in navigating 1815 and 1817 epidemiology, surveillance, evaluation, and performance measures. Participants have the opportunity to share resources, discuss what they are working on, ask questions, and provide feedback to CDC. Log on to Adobe Connect and call 1-877-273 4202, room 793-903-441 at the time indicated above. If you’re not receiving emails and agendas from MaryCatherine Jones about EEC meetings, join our listserv by emailing

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

From CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, NACDD, and Rice University
Final Reminder: Travel scholarships available to attend the 2019 Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference

CDC, NACDD, and Rice University are pleased to announce the availability of travel scholarships for GIS Network members to attend the 2019 Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Annual Conference June 2-6 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

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