Chronic Disease

ASTHO/CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborative: Lessons Learned from the Payers Cohort

March 25, 2019

Through the ASTHO/CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborative, a six-state cohort (Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin), i.e., the "payers cohort," collaborated with public health departments and private payers to improve population-level blood pressure control through innovative, data-driven healthcare delivery and payment models. This report highlights how the six states convened cross-sector teams which included payer partners, local health agency staff, academic institutions, community health workers, and other state‐ or local‐level stakeholders to support efforts to improve cardiovascular health outcomes, focusing on blood pressure control and reducing healthcare costs.Read More »

North Dakota Tests Innovative Health IT Approaches to Improve Hypertension Identification and Control in Workplaces

March 25, 2019

Through the ASTHO/CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborative, funded by CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the North Dakota Department of Health partnered with a diverse set of stakeholders, including local health units, emergency medical services professionals, payers, and health systems. This report highlights how the health department and its partners tested health information technology approaches to improve blood pressure measurement and referral systems in eight local health units and one tribal jurisdiction.Read More »

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