Off the Cuff January 13, 2020

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 178, Jan.13, 2020
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 2-3:00 p.m. ET (Note rescheduled date)

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. The Zoom link for this meeting is The call-in information is: 1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 9128, Meeting ID: 202 755 698. To receive email updates, please contact Hannah Herold,

EHR-Based Surveillance Learning Community: Overview of Health Information Technology Landscape
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2019, 3-4:00 p.m. ET
Sponsors: NACDD and Public Health Informatics Institute
The rapid adoption of health information technologies in the U.S. over the past decade has had profound impacts, including increasing accessibility of digital health information for a wide variety of purposes. This month’s topic is an overview of the health information technology landscape in the U.S. and its impact on healthcare, public health surveillance, and population health improvement. It will include a presentation by Dr. Noam Artz, Ph.D., FHIMSS, FAMIA from HLN Consulting, on the state of Health Information Exchanges in the country.

Register here for the call series if you haven’t already. All calls are on the third Tuesday of every month from 3-4:00 p.m. ET. View past call recordings and learn more about the community by visiting the MENDS homepage and clicking on the Learning Community tab.

Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA) Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM) for Community Organizations
Wednesdays, Jan. 29 and Feb 12, 2020, 2-3:00 p.m. ET

Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Plan to join this CDC webinar to learn more about partnering with community organizations to implement the HHA-BPSM program in communities to provide better access to high risk populations where they live, work, or play.

Please share any questions you have with your project officer in advance of the call. Stay tuned for call-in information.