Off the Cuff January 28, 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 131, January 28, 2019
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From the CVH Advisory Council 

Brittany Brown, (Utah) Chair

Dear CVH Network Members,
It is a pleasure to introduce myself as Chair for the CVH Advisory Council (formerly the CVH Network Leadership Team). The Advisory Council helps to inform NACDD and CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention learning and technical assistance states need related to Category B of 1815 and 1817. In my role in Utah, I am the Epidemiology and Evaluation Manager for Utah’s Healthy Living Through Environment, Policy, and Improved Clinical Care Program working on the 1815, 1817 and State Physical Activity and Nutrition grants. Some of my goals with the Advisory Council are to facilitate better connections among epidemiology and evaluation and program implementation, and to ensure that states are being heard and training and technical assistance needs related to Category B are prioritized and communicated to NACDD and CDC.

Thanks to all who participated in the election of our Advisory Council representatives in December. Please join me in extending a warm welcome and congratulations to the 2019 CVH Advisory Council representatives: Alexis Barnett-Sherrill (HI), Kristina Dawkins (MI), Desiree Jonas (FL), Victor Sutton (MS), Janna Pastir (ND), Tara Trujillo (CO), Cheryl Farmer (WA), Rachael Austin (NY), Crystelle Fogle (MT), and Paul Meddaugh (VT). Sara Eve Sarliker (WA) and Robin Roberts (MI) are continuing liaisons for the Diabetes and WISEWOMAN Councils, respectively. Belle Federman, Lara Kaye, and Shelby Vadjunec represent the Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (EEC). More information on our representatives, including their contact information and role on the Advisory Council, is available on our webpage

Please feel free to reach out to any Advisory Council representative at any time to share your ideas, recommendations, and needs related to Category B. Advisory Council meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of each month. You can reach me directly at I am excited to work with you on our new cardiovascular disease prevention and management work, and look forward to hearing from you.

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

From NACDD and CDC
Request for Applications (RFA): GIS Translation/Dissemination Capacity Building for State Health Departments

NACDD, in partnership with the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at Rice University, is requesting applications for the 2019 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Translation/Dissemination Capacity Building for State Health Departments: Advancing the Translation and Dissemination of Maps for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.  All state health departments are eligible to apply. The instructions for completing the application can be found here.

A Question and Answer session regarding the RFA will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2 – 3:00 p.m. ET. Register here for the session. The call will be recorded and posted on the NACDD GIS webpage within 2 days following the webinar, along wi

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