Off the Cuff Oct 7, 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 166, Oct. 7, 2019
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From Your Colleagues

NACDD recently learned that Dr. Teri Scorcia-Wilson passed away on Sept. 22, 2019. She was the manager of the Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity Section at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for over 20 years.

She was a huge proponent for stroke systems of care in Michigan, employee engagement, professional development, and equity and inclusion, and made several other important contributions to improving the public’s health including her major role in establishing Michigan’s Smoke-Free Air Law. 

Donations in Teri’s name can be made to an organization that supports research and families with LFS, Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association:  

From the CVH Council Chair, Brittany Brown, Utah

The NACDD CVH Council wishes to thank Desiree Jonas, who is leaving her position as Heart Disease and Stroke Program Administrator with the Florida Department of Health. Desiree has been representing 1815/1817 state staff working on Category B strategies as an At Large representative to the CVH Council since 2017. She will be joining the Georgia Department of Public Health working with their child health and wellness programs, mainly focusing on their Georgia Shape program. We are sure they will enjoy working with her. Congratulations, Desiree! 

Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Doing Our Part to Preserve Brain Health: An Urgent Call to Action, Introducing A Checklist for Stroke Prevention
Oct. 8, 2019, 1-2:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a platform for healthcare professionals to know what can be done to preserve brain health by preventing a stroke and seek their sharing of this information in October 2019 and throughout the year. World Stroke Day (October 29) raises awareness of the serious nature and high prevalence of stroke and how to prevent it. The National Forum’s Virtual Convening shares stories and the latest facts members can use in their own World Stroke Day messaging. A Stroke Prevention Checklist will be presented.

The intended audiences are healthcare professionals, State & Local Health Departments, National Organizations, Primary Care Physicians, Million Hearts® Partners, National Forum members & stakeholders, Stroke Centers.

John Clymer, Executive Director, National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention 
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Vice President for Health Promotion, Chief Wellness Officer, Dean of Nursing, The Ohio State University
Mark McEwen, Journalist, Health Advocate, Stroke Survivor
Stephanie Mohl, Vice-President, American Stroke Assoc., A division of the American Heart Association
Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, DrPH, RADM, US Public Health Service Director, Div. for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention 
Clinton Wright, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA, Associate Director, Division Director of Clinical Research, National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke 

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