Off the Cuff November 13, 2018


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 122, November 13, 2018
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From Miriam Patanian, NACDD CVH Lead Consultant

Like you, the CVH Team at NACDD has been busy getting our heads around all our new work and adjusting our responsibilities to accomplish new goals in this funding cycle.  We know that you in state health departments are going through the same adjustments.  We are very excited about our projects this year and want to assist you in any way we can.

Keeping that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to our CVH Team and what we are working on this coming year:

  • Julia Schneider works on the fireside chats (if you have ideas, please let her know), issue briefs, state success stories, and projects related to the Million Hearts Initiative.
  • MaryCatherine Jones continues to support the CVH Network Leadership Team and the Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (EEC), as well as building GIS capacity in state and local health departments and developing a GIS toolkit.
  • Susan Svencer leads the new Community e-Connect program, supports the team in the development of fireside chats and issue briefs, as well as participates in projects related to the Million Hearts Initiative.
  • Kathy Foell develops each issue of the Off the Cuff newsletter and provides support to the other CVH-related projects. She also works on a new surveillance project called the Multi-state, EHR-based National Disease Surveillance (MENDS).
  • Hannah Herold recently joined our team and works with MaryCatherine on the GIS projects and Kathy on MENDS.
  • And me, Miriam Patanian, I’m the CVH Team Lead, and I work to ensure that our projects, resources, and technical support coordinate where appropriate—both internally and with our partners.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of us and let us know how we can help you in your work or connect you with other states doing similar work.

From Tara Trujillo, Chair of the CVH Leadership Team

Dear CVH Network Partners – here are two ways you can make a difference in state CVH work today!First, as we look to plan the 2018-2019 fireside chats, please t

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