Off the Cuff Oct 21, 2019


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 168, Oct. 21, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

EHR-Based Surveillance Learning Community
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 3-4:00 p.m. ET
Sponsors: NACDD and Public Health Informatics Institute

Join us for the kickoff call of the EHR-based surveillance Learning Community. We will be sharing our goals for the learning community and asking for your input on the benefits you hope to gain from your participation. Additionally, we will review the challenges faced with EHR-based Surveillance for Chronic Disease, and see an example from Theron Jeppson with the Utah Department of Health Informatics Program of how EHR-based surveillance can be operationalized. Finally, there will be an overview of the Multi-state EHR-based Network for Disease Surveillance (MENDS) Project. Register here, if you haven’t already registered. We hope you will join us!  

Category B Evaluation Peer Learning Community (EPLC)
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 3–4:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
These webinars are intended to provide an opportunity for recipients to informally share evaluation expertise and approaches for evaluating Category B strategies. The October EPLC webinar will allow recipients to share their evaluation approaches for DP18-1815 and DP18-1817 across Category B strategies—B.3 and B.4, and will include brief presentations from state and local health departments on their evaluation approaches. Following the presentation, recipients will have the chance to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned in relation to evaluating strategies B.3 and B.4. 

Join the webinar and call 855-644-0229; Conference ID 2173483#. If you have questions or discussion items related to this topic, and post them on AMP at least one day prior to the webinar in the evaluation discussion groups:

Optimizing Care: Million Hearts® Fall 2019 Updates
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, 2-3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsors: NACDD CVH Team and Million Hearts®
Optimizing Care is one of the three priorities of Million Hearts® 2022, focusing health care strategies to improve the ABCS to 80%, increase the use of cardiac rehabilitation to 70%, and engage patients in heart-healthy behaviors. To that end, Million Hearts® is excited to provide several updates including two projects supporting care optimization: the release of their third quality improvement resource, the Tobacco Cessation Change Package, and the launch of their new recognition program, Million Hearts® Hospitals & Health Systems.

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