Off the Cuff September 9, 2019

Off the Cuff: CVH Clinical and Community Connections for State & Local Public Health Departments
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Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 162, September 9, 2019
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Calls and Webinars Worth Your Time

Effectiveness and Economic Evidence of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Interventions
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, 2:30-2:50 p.m. ET
Sponsor: CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

This presentation will describe the results of two systematic reviews previously conducted by the Community Preventive Services Task Force and the methods used to collect information on the costs of implementing self-measured blood pressure monitoring programs.

Self-measured blood pressure monitoring is a practice that involves having patients use personal blood pressure measurement devices to monitor blood pressure over time, typically at home, and to share their readings with health care providers during clinic visits, via the telephone, or electronically. SMBP is often combined with lifestyle and medication counseling, self-management education, and team-based care to effectively diagnose and manage high blood pressure.

Join this event and call 855-644-0229, conference ID: 8247938. Slides from past presentations are available on the DHDSP Website.  

Epidemiology and Evaluation Collaborative Monthly Call
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, 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. Please register for EEC meetings. After you receive the confirmation, please add the meeting information to your calendar. To receive agendas and email updates, please contact MaryCatherine Jones,

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD, and National Partners

From NACDD, Public Health Informatics Institute and CDC
Opportunity to Join MENDS (Multi-state EHR-based Network for Disease Surveillance) Learning Community

The MENDS Learning Community will be co-led by NACDD and the Public Health Informatics Institute. It is a series of 60-minute, monthly calls and is intended for state and local public health departments and their potential data partners including clinical organizations and health information exchanges. The first call is Tuesday, October 22, from 3-4:00 p.m. ET.  The content and discussion of these calls will include both MENDS-specific topics as well as more foundational surveillance and data analytics topics.

The goals of the MENDS Learning Community are to:

  • Build public health capabilities to describe and advocate for the MENDS project and other EHR-based surveillance opportunitie

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