Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network

Network Overview

Heart disease and stroke are the first- and fourth-leading causes of death, respectively, in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The goal of the Million Hearts initiative, established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by the year 2017.

To address these issues, the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network is convening an online community of patients, caregivers, physicians and physician practices, health care professionals and community stakeholders to identify and implement solutions to improve cardiac health throughout our region.

February is American Heart Month

Listen to the following podcasts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), share them with your staff and patients, and view more resources by joining and logging in to this network to share with your staff and patients to encourage living a heart healthy lifestyle.

Why Participate?

Our consultants work with network members to facilitate improvements, assist providers to submit Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) cardiovascular measures, and home health agencies to report cardiovascular measures through the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry.

Our consultants also assist network members with data analysis and improving performance on the following:

  • Aspirin therapy
  • Blood pressure management
  • Cholesterol management
  • Smoking assessment and cessation counseling

Our network members receive:

  • An inclusive  “all participate, all learn” collaborative with peers
  • Structured exchanges of information in live, web-based and online formats
  • Free educational opportunities, including conferences and webinars
  • Practical insight on the complexities of adapting interventions
  • Positive reinforcement of participants’ contributions gleaned from field experience and innovations
  • A relentless focus and discovery of innovative solutions promoting value for the participants and practice.

Download this fact sheet (PDF) and view these videos to learn more about how you or your organization will benefit from joining the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network.

Join the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network

All providers are encouraged to join our network to devise initiatives to prevent heart attacks and strokes. We collaborate with the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and many other community organizations focused on preventing heart attacks and strokes, and decreasing the associated high mortality rates in the nation by reducing heart disease.

To join our network, click here to create a free website account and follow the prompts.

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Home Health Agencies Enrolled in the National HHQI Campaign

This graph shows the percentage of home health agencies in each state/territory in the TMF Quality Innovation Network region that have joined the Home Health Quality Improvement Initiative (HHQI) Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry. This information is updated monthly. This graph was last updated February 2015.

Quick Links

Download these resources to learn more about the Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts Network.

View resources for patients and families.

Contact Information

Contact Us
Cardiovascular Health and Million Hearts

State Contacts

Julie Kettlewell
Arkansas State Program Director

Ashley Gibson
Quality Specialist

Mary Gupton
Quality Specialist

Sandy Pogones
Program Manager

Abhi Ray
Program Manager

Omolara “Lara” Adedokun

Angela Neal

Puerto Rico
Giovanna Fox
Puerto Rico Program Director

Luz Rodriguez
Program Lead

Luz Vadi
Program Lead

Tracy Swoboda
Program Manager

Chris Allen
Project Resource Consultant


April 2015 Virtual Event

Save the Date: 2015 Learning and Action Network Annual Event

The TMF Quality Innovation Network is hosting a free, two-day virtual learning event April 29-30, 2015, for health care providers from all care settings. Save the date for this important event. More information will be provided at a later date.

You're Invited to Share Your Success!
Health care providers are encouraged to submit a poster abstract detailing quality improvement best practices. Those chosen will be on display during our virtual learning event. Deadline to submit is March 15.

March 4 Webinar

We Make Our Patients Love Us! A physician group and hospital discuss survey and patient satisfaction

Attend this webinar, hosted by the TMF Quality Innovation Network, to hear from a physician group and a hospital as they discuss the survey process and interventions to improve patient satisfaction. Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm CT. Register today.

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