Online Program

Million Hearts Implementation: A 16 State Learning Collaborative to Improve Hypertension Control Across Sectors

Monday, November 2, 2015 : 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Walker Romero, MS, ASTHO, Arlington., VA
Letitia Presley-Cantrell, PhD, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Karl Ensign, Science & Strategy, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), Arlington, VA
Michael Sells, MSPH, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Lisa F Waddell, MD, MPH, Community Health and Prevention, ASTHO, Arlington, VA
Katie Potestio, MPH, RD, Health Improvement, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA
ASTHO, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, selected sixteen state health agencies (ten the first year and six the second year) to participate in a Million Hearts state learning collaborative. The states are utilizing a quality improvement process to partner across sectors to implement evidence-based strategies to identify, control, and improve blood pressure. This session will focus on CDC recommended hypertension best practice and evidence with an overview of the successes of the Million Hearts Learning Collaborative. New York and Washington DC will present on their key findings from their Million Health learning collabortive iniatiive highlighting the role of system change and spread and sustainabililty of their efforts.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Communication and informatics
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health administration or related administration
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss quality improvement practices that create multi-pilots and tests of change to identify protocols, policies, and programs that improve health. Identify policies and programs to be implemented at the state and local level that reduce rates of hypertension rates and increase blood pressure control.

Keyword(s): System Involvement, Hypertension

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Elizabeth Walker, MS, is the Senior Director of Health Improvement at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) overseeing their chronic disease, tobacco and injury control projects.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.