Chronic Disease Connections

An e-bulletin created for healthcare system professionals that are working with patients to control their hypertension and manage their diabetes A1c levels.

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February 2018 Chronic Disease Connections  

Check-out this month's many new resources.

January 2018 Chronic Disease Connections  

This first issue of 2018 has a new format consistent with the Million Hearts 2022 Initiative. Check-out the new format!

Chronic Disease Connections - June 2017  

Check-out the many resources and training opportunities this month.

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.


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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.