October 2020


News and Notes

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Hello Again,

Below is the latest edition of "News and Notes" from Kentucky's Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Task Force. If you have announcements or news you would like to include in the next edition, please email them to my contact information below with any specific instructions. As always, please feel free to forward this issue to your networks and colleagues. 


Comments and suggestions are always welcome. 



David Davis

Communications Coordinator

Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program

Kentucky Department for Public Health

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Schedule of KHDSP Task Force Meetings

After much consideration, the Task Force Steering Committee has decided to officially cancel the October 7th Task Force meeting.  They will discuss plans for the 2021 spring meeting during their next committee meeting in September.   

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Partner Websites Dedicated to COVID-19
Upcoming Events / Save-the-Dates (listed chronologically):
Conferences, trainings, workshops, and webinars opportunities
  • Chronic Disease (OCT 8) - How Virtual Primary Care Effectively Manages Chronic Disease. Presented by Doctor On Demand. Thursday, October 8 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET. Chronic disease is on the rise nationally, presenting health insurance providers with the challenge of covering costly, long-term care for patients. Gain insights around consumer preference for remote access to care for chronic disease management, and learn how virtual primary care can be used to effectively treat chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure as well as behavioral health conditions like depression and anxiety. Register.
  • CVD (OCT 15) - 18th Annual Meeting of the National Forum. Registration is open for the virtual 18th Annual Meeting of the National Forum - Cardiovascular Health: More Urgent than Ever, on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Join thought- and change-leaders from patient groups, medicine, healthcare, public health, government, industry and civil society to explore new approaches to make health equity and cardiovascular health high priorities. Diverse panels will discuss how we can build on the attention COVID-19 has brought to health disparities, Cardiometabolic health, and public health to help more people in more communities attain well-being. The National Forum 18th Annual Meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT. Register
  • CVD (OCT 22) – The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Cardiovascular Health: Where Do We Go Next? 3rd Annual Town Hall from National Minority Cardiovascular Alliance (NMC). Thursday, October 22nd, 1:30 - 4:15 pm EDT. Clinicians and experts in minority health will lead interactive and panel discussions about critical issues: Rethinking the status quo: investments and partnerships in CV health, Opportunities to improve inclusion of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical research, and The Impact of racism on health: Where do we go next?
  • Million Hearts (OCT 31) Million Hearts® Hospitals / Health Systems Recognition. Program Application 2020. The Million Hearts® Hospitals / Health Systems Recognition Program recognizes institutions working to systematically improve the cardiovascular health of the population and communities they serve through the priority areas of: Keeping People Healthy; Optimizing Care; Improving Outcomes for Priority Populations; and Innovating for Health. The program is an opportunity for Million Hearts® to acknowledge and commend the efforts of clinical institutions in reducing heart attacks and stroke. The Million Hearts® Hospitals or Health Systems Recognition Program is now open to hospitals and health systems. Applicants may range from health systems with multiple hospitals, hospitals with and without ambulatory medical practices, and medical practices not affiliated with hospitals. Any clinical entity whose leaders consider it eligible may apply. Applications will be reviewed and vetted, and award designations announced, on a quarterly basis. Please review the application requirements.
On Demand opportunities
  • Virtual Course on accurate automated blood pressure measurement (2020). From Pan American Health Organization & World Health Organization. The course on accurate automated blood pressure measurement is an initiative of the Pan American Health Organization joined by the World Hypertension League, the Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group and Hypertension Canada, academically developed by a group of highly qualified experts recognized worldwide. It is structured in an interactive way with a narrated video that illustrates step by step how to properly measure blood pressure, as well as the factors that can alter the measurement and give misleading records. It consists of an interactive module with an illustrated video, a theoretical component and a narrative evaluation. At the end of the modules, the student will be able to download the certificate issued by the Virtual Campus for Public Health of PAHO/WHO and validated by Resolve to Safe Lives initiative and The Lancet Commission on Hypertension and Hypertension Canada.
  • Know Diabetes by Heart webinar series from American Heart Association
CU/CME opportunities
Holidays and National Observances:
This month and next
Current News:
Breaking news, industry-related trends, interesting statistics, new studies, relevant surveys, press mentions, and local news.
Online Article Series
CardioBreak - Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine from Crystal Phend of MedPage Today.  
Weekly Health News Quiz from MedPage Today.
Online Articles
American Heart Association Podcasts on SoundCloud  
CHFS Community Podcast  
Health Literacy Out Loud:  
Know Diabetes by Heart Podcast:  
The NACCHO Podcast Series.  
NACDD Podcasts on SoundCloud:
  • (June 23)Power Tools #7 – Rimidi. Hear how Rimidi is bringing visibility and management of chronic disease to clinical settings online.
  • (June 23) - dMeetings is providing online diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES)
National Institutes of Health Healthy Moments Radio Broadcast - Healthy Moments is a series of weekly radio episodes sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  
MedPage Today search TTHealthWatch! PodMed Double T Podcasts. Weekly Medical Podcast by Rick Lange, MD, Texas Tech; Elizabeth Tracey, Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Partner Newsletters - Latest Edition
American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)  
The Bridge – Kentucky’s Connection to Rural Health Issues from the Kentucky Office of Rural Health (KORH)  
CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) (Weekly)  
Health Communication Science Digest (Monthly)  
Million Hearts e-update (Bi-Monthly)  
NIH News in Health (Monthly)  
Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) – PCNA eNews  
World Hypertension League (quarterly)  
World Stroke Organization (Monthly Newsletter)
Tools / Resources:
Tools and resources for both public and private entities
  • CVD (SEPT 28) Move with the Mayor - World Heart Day 2020. YouTube video from the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention. Move with the Mayor Mayors Tell Why Heart Health is Important to Them. #WorldHeartDay #MoveWithTheMayor #UseHeart
  • CVD (SEPT 22) World Heart Day 2020 | #UseHeart to Beat CVD. YouTube video from World Heart Federation. Get involved on 29 September and make a difference, for society, your loved ones and you. This World Heart Day, #UseHeart to beat CVD. The World Heart Federation (WHF) unites the cardiovascular community and drives the agenda to reduce the global burden of cardiovascular disease and help people live longer, healthier lives. Together with our Members, we are working to end needless deaths and build global commitment for improved cardiovascular health at the global, regional, national and community levels. We believe in a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right. TWITTER: @worldheartfed FACEBOOK: World Heart Federation.
  • Stroke (2017) Treat Stroke F.A.S.T. YouTube video from American Heart Association.
  • Plain Language (Aug) – Writing Tips from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Plain Language Video Series. For more information USCIS, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
Documents: Paper/Electronic/Printable
Phone Apps
Anything that didn't fit in one of the categories above
The flu activity level is submitted by the Department for Public Health (DPH) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weekly as part of the national flu surveillance system. For more information on influenza or the availability of flu vaccine, Kentuckians should contact their primary care medical provider or local health department. Influenza information is also available through the CDC and includes several free resources.
How to Contribute
Want to contribute to the next issue? If you would like something from your organization included in the next issue you must submit ready-to-distribute content to David Davis,, no later than Close OF Business (COB) the last Tuesday of each month.

Contributions for the next issue will be due: October 27, 2020
KHDSP Task Force Strategic Map and Plan 2017-2019
Mission Statement
Improve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health for all Kentuckians.

Overarching Strategies
  • Target health care systems and providers, worksites, schools, communities,
    and disparate populations.
  • Conduct process and outcome evaluation.
  • Cultivate and expand collaboration and partnerships to enhance community
    and clinical linkages.
  • Explore the possibility of data information exchange and quality improvement.
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