An e-bulletin created for healthcare system professionals that are working with patients to control their hypertension and manage their diabetes A1c levels.
Chronic Disease Connections - May 2017
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Chronic Disease Connections - March 2017
Registration link for the 2017 Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health (April 11-12, 2017).
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Chronic Disease Connections - February 2017
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Chronic Disease Connections - December 2016
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Chronic Disease Connections - September 2016
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Chronic Disease Connections - August 2016
Check-out these new resources: Million Hearts releases new Undiagnosed Hypertension video, tools and case studies. Prevention Institute presents an exploratory methodology for disrupting the pathway that leads to high utilization by applying a community-wide prevention lens to the challenges of high utilization.
Chronic Disease Connections - July 2016
IDPH issues RFP: Clinical Innovations for Prediabetes Assessment and Referral; applications due 8/15/2016. Online training in Motivational Interviewing for healthcare professionals through the University of Colorado College of Nursing.
Chronic Disease Connections - June 2016
Prevention Institute issues new report: A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity. Million Hearts Initiative announces 2015 Hypertension Control Champions. HHS Secretary Burwell unveils proposal to expand diabetes prevention under Medicare.
Chronic Disease Connections - May 2016
CDC says life expectancy on a slight decline for white Americans in 2014. Recordings of webcast on Undiagnosed Hypertension now available. New toolkit for improving HBP from the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality. Algorithm helps individualize HbA1c targets in T2 Diabetes.
Chronic Disease Connections - April 2016
New study points out that few Americans have all four basic characteristics of a healthy lifestyle. Providers may be missing chances to treat prediabetes. US heart disease death rates declining, but changes vary by region. U of I pharmacist, Barry L. Carter PharmD, interviewed on the role of pharmacists in group practice management of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors.
Chronic Disease Connections - March 2016
ACA reducing hospital readmissions, study finds. AHA reports that heart disease is underdiagnosed and undertreated in women. Million Hearts adds Hypertension Prevalence Estimator to its website.
Chronic Disease Connections - February 2016
DASH Eating Plan ranks best for 6th time in annual diet rankings. USPSTF releases draft recommendation on who should use statins for comments. New Research: Excess sodium remains common in United States.
Chronic Disease Connections - January 2016
Iowa climbs two spots in national health rankings. The five National Diabetes Prevention Program location sites in Iowa. Healthy Iowans input needed. IDPH Oral Health Report released: 2015 Burden of Oral Health in Iowa.
Chronic Disease Connections - December 2015
Obesity costing Medicaid programs $8 billion a year, research suggests. Breast feeding linked to reduced risk of T2D in mothers with previous gestational diabetes. USPSTF continues to support blood pressure screening, adds recommendation for measurements outside the clinical setting. AMA Practice News: 5 things every modern medical practice needs.
Chronic Disease Connections - October 2015
2015 U.S. News and World Report recognized Hospitals. Nominations now open for 2015 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions--be the first Iowa health system to be recognized! Higher A1c levels tied to increased dementia risk in adults with T2D. Tools and resources: State strategies to improve health and control costs.
Chronic Disease Connections - September 2015
Upcoming training opportunities for peer leader candidates for Better Choices, Better Health. AHA Circulation journal article on the current science on consumer use of mobile health for cardiovascular disease prevention. New CDC fact sheets related to smoking cessation for specific populations or health concerns now available to download and print.
Chronic Disease Connections - August 2015
Promoting Medication Adherence in Diabetes, NDEP web resource now available. New Million Hearts campaign targets African American men. Data indicate that more than 90% of Americans consume too much sodium. PCORI funding a new randomized controlled trial to determine whether low- or standard-dose aspirin is better for preventing heart attacks and strokes in patients with coronary artery disease at Duke University.
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This e-Bulletin is developed by the Iowa Department of Public Health-Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Control Partnership. The e-Bulletin was created as a resource for Iowa health care systems and their provider who work with patients to control their diabetes and high blood pressure. Additional information regarding this IDPH program can be found at: http://idph.iowa.gov/hpcdp/partnership.
The Editors are:
Terry Y. Meek, Health Systems Coordinator
Laurene Hendricks, Linkage/Diabetes Coordinator
This e-Bulletin is supported by a Cooperative Agreement #DP004807 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services, or the Iowa Department of Public Health.