Off the Cuff October 22, 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 119
October 22, 2018

From the CVH Network Leadership Team

Tara Trujillo, Chair

As we launch into the new 1815 and 1817 grants, the CVH Network Leadership Team would like to congratulate you all on past program successes and acknowledge your continued commitment to improving cardiovascular health in every state. The work you do is far-reaching, long-term and deeply impactful and we are honored to do this work with you. 

We also want to thank you for your continued participation in the CVH Network. As participants in the network, we all have the opportunity to help to advise NACDD, CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, and other partners on the training and technical assistance needs of state and local health departments. The CVH Network Leadership Team sets priorities and recommends the best methods for these partners to provide support to health departments regarding hypertension control strategies and community-clinical linkages. For more information about the Leadership Team, please visit our webpage

I’m excited to work with you as we begin new cardiovascular disease prevention and management work and grow our network. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time at to share your thoughts and suggestions.   

Tara Trujillo, MNM
Chronic Disease Specialist
Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Unit Manager
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

From CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
Science in Brief Feature – Early Evaluation Findings of Health Care System Interventions to Address Hypertension

Science-in-Brief (SIB) Feature: Turning Science into Action synthesizes research findings from peer-reviewed journal articles into concise and user-friendly summaries. Each Feature contains short synopses from multiple journal articles and highlights how findings might be applied to the work in cardiovascular health promotion. See below for this year’s SIB Feature from the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at CDC.

Early Evaluation Findings of Health Care System Interventions to Address Hypertension
A summary of three articles in Preventing Chronic Disease 2018 Special Collection submitted by states funded by the CDC’s State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity, and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health (DP13-1305) and State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease and Stroke (DP14-1422) cooperative agreements. The selected studies provide examples of health care system interventions, barriers and facilitators that affect implementation, and early evaluation outcomes.
For the full archive of SIB publications to date, please visit the CDC webpage.

For questions or comments concerning this announcement or the summary, please contact

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