Off The Cuff October 8, 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 117
October 8, 2018


From Miriam Patanian, NACDD CVH Team Lead Consultant

Welcome to a new grant year! The Cardiovascular Health team at NACDD is thrilled to resume our Off the Cuff newsletter. You may notice us begin to make slight changes to the newsletter over the course of the next few weeks—starting with the subtitle. “CVH Clinical and Community Connections for State and Local Health Departments” reflects the important shift in the focus of strategies that you will be addressing through your 1815 and 1817 funding from CDC. Later this fall you’ll notice a new masthead and logo to freshen up the look and to better align with the NACDD brand.

If you have suggestions to improve this newsletter, please email me,  We’d love to hear from you!

Webinars and Calls Worth Your Time

Including CHWs in Health Care Settings: A Guide and Checklist for Practitioners
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, 2:30-2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Applied Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Colleen Barbero, PhD, MPPA will provide a guide and accompanying checklist that health care professionals can use to enhance the inclusion of CHWs in clinics, hospitals, health systems, and other health care settings. Click here to join this event and call 855-644-0229, conference ID: 8247938.

Past presentations are available here.  

Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, 2-3:00 p.m. ET

Sponsor: NACDD CVH Team
The Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative (ECC) is a peer-led group of epidemiologists and evaluators who meet monthly to support each other in navigating 1815 and 1817 epidemiology, surveillance, evaluation, and performance measures. Participants have the opportunity to share resources, discuss what they are working on, ask questions and provide feedback to CDC. Call 1-877-273 4202, room 793-903-441 at the time indicated above. If you’re not receiving emails and agendas from MaryCatherine Jones about EEC meetings, join our listserve by emailing   

Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehab Change Package
Tuesday, Oct.16, 2018, 1-2:00 p.m. ET

Sponsor: Million Hearts
The goals of this call are to:

  • Provide a technical overview of the Cardiac Rehab Change Package to help participants promote and use the tool.
  • Highlight exemplary programs and initiatives for cardiac rehab and provide real-life examples.