News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners
2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines
The “2018 ACC/AHA/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines” was recently released. This guideline provides a foundation for the delivery of cardiovascular care and offers recommendations for patients with or at-risk for high blood cholesterol.
Learn more about the updated blood cholesterol guidelines here. Additional information about high blood cholesterol, including resources for health professionals and consumers, can be found on CDC’s website. The Million Hearts website also features a new summary of high blood cholesterol prevention and treatment information and a resource for clinicians on discussing the risks and benefits of statins with patients.
From NACDD and CDC
Reminder: Request for Applications for GIS Training for State Health Departments due Dec. 14 NACDD, in partnership with CDC and the Children’s Environmental Health Initiative at Rice University, has released the Request for Applications (RFA) for the 2019 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) State Training for the Surveillance of Heart Disease, Stroke, and Other Chronic Diseases. This GIS training is for staff working with State Health Department chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs. A Chronic Disease Director component, new for 2019, will assist State Health Department chronic disease prevention leaders to build and sustain GIS capacity and support staff development of GIS-related Chronic Disease Competencies.
RFA Question and Answer sessions will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET, and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Please check the NACDD GIS webpage for the RFA and listing of eligible state health departments. A Frequently Asked Questions document will be posted and updated regularly. For additional information, please contact MaryCatherine Jones.