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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 1 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.

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.

Partnering Organizations


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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
1-866-439-8863
CardiacHealth@tmf.org

State Contacts

Arkansas
Julie Kettlewell
Arkansas State Program Director

Ashley Gibson
Quality Specialist

Mary Gupton
Quality Specialist

Missouri
Sandy Pogones
Program Manager

Abhi Ray
Program Manager

Oklahoma
Omolara “Lara” Adedokun

Angela Neal

Puerto Rico
Giovanna Fox
Puerto Rico Program Director

Luz Rodriguez
Program Lead

Luz Vadi
Program Lead

Texas
Victor Gonzalez

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Dec. 12 Webinar

Overview of the new Best Practices Guide for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs

Join this webinar on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. CT from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This webinar will share information on the eight effective strategies found in the guide for cardiovascular disease prevention, including ways to reduce health disparities, implementation strategies, resources, policy-related considerations and brief summaries, or Stories from the Field, that detail the settings in which these strategies have been successful.

Dec. 12 Webinar

Overcoming Challenges to MIPS Participation for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices I

Register here for this webinar on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. CT to learn about how to prepare for submitting data to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by March 2018. A panel of experts will focus on how small practices can avoid penalties in 2017, what steps to take if your practice lacks a certified electronic health record system and how to meet minimum MIPS requirements. This is the first of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Dec. 13 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: QPP Year 2 Deeper Dive

Register here for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will take a closer look at changes and requirements for Year 2 of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). All QPP questions are welcome.

Dec. 13 Webinar

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Training

Register today for this webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, from 1 - 2 p.m. CT. In this webinar you will learn how to create maps that address real-world situations for using chronic disease maps. Additionally, you will be introduced to the features of the Interactive Atlas through this hands-on training to create useful and informative maps for health care settings.

Dec. 14 Webinar

Overcoming Challenges to MIPS Participation for Solo Practitioners and Small Group Practices II

Register here for this webinar on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, from 10 – 11 a.m. CT to learn about how to prepare for submitting data to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) by March 2018. A panel of experts will focus on how small practices can avoid penalties in 2017, what steps to take if your practice lacks a certified electronic health record system and how to meet minimum MIPS requirements. This is the second of two opportunities to attend this webinar.

Dec. 14 Webinar

Advancing QI Strategies from the Frontline

Register today for this Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) Cardiovascular Learning and Action Network webinar on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, from 1 - 2 p.m. CT to learn about common challenges in the home health setting. Providers will share tips, success stories and quality improvement strategies concerning how to use data, evaluate blood pressure, provide care for patients with certain disorders and more.

Dec. 20 Office Hours

Let's Talk QPP: MIPS Reporting for 2017

Register today for this TMF Office Hours session on Wednesday, Dec. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. TMF Quality Improvement Consultants will discuss 2017 reporting for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which must be completed between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2018. All QPP questions are welcome.

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