martes, 18 de octubre de 2016

Cholesterol Control Club: Who’s in and what are they doing that works?

Million Hearts: Help prevent 1 million heart attacks and stokes by 2017. E-update.

September was Cholesterol Awareness Month.In Million Hearts®, the “C” in the "ABCS" gets our attention every day. That’s why a recent CDC MMWR publication has our attention. The report showed that between 2005 and 2012, only 55.5% of the estimated 78 million U.S. adults eligible for treatment based on 2013 national guidelines were taking cholesterol-lowering medications, and only 46.6% were making lifestyle changes. Notably, women, Mexican Americans, and blacks were less likely to be on medication. These data show us all sizable opportunities to improve cholesterol control—a proven path to fewer heart attacks and strokes for our families and friends. How can you and your team or community help more people do what works to protect their heart and brain health?
—Janet Wright, MD, FACC
Executive Director, Million Hearts®

Do This!
Look at what the White House and others are doing for cardiovascular health! 
The White House is hosting a five-part series titled “Making Health Care Better” to highlight the significant progress made in improving the health system over the past 7 years. One iteration of the series focuses on advancements in cardiovascular health research, quality of care, delivery of care, and coverage.

Tools You Can Use

Million Hearts® in the Community

  • Nominations for patient-centered outcomes research dissemination and implementation are being sought by AHRQ.The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking nominations of clinical or system interventions that have been shown to improve patient health outcomes with potential to have an even greater impact if implemented more broadly. Nominations should focus on findings that compare the impact of two or more preventive, diagnostic, treatment, or health care delivery approaches on health outcomes that are meaningful to patients. Submit nominations or send an e-mail for more information.
  • New research program will address health disparities of chronic diseasesThe National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, part of the National Institutes of Health, is launching the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research Program. This program responds to the need for more robust, ecological approaches to address chronic diseases among health disparity populations.
  • HHS awards more than $87 million for health centers’ IT enhancements. In September, HHS awarded more than $87 million in direct funding to 1,310 health centers to accelerate the transition to value-based models of care, improve efforts to share and use information to support better decisions, and increase engagement in delivery system transformation. These funds may be instrumental in helping health centers use their data to improve blood pressure outcomes. 
    Let us know what you’re doing to advance Million Hearts® in your community! Send us a short description with some key points, and we may feature you in a future e-Update!

    The Science of Million Hearts®

    • New review examines evidence for the efficacy and safety of statin therapy.This review in The Lancet is intended to help clinicians, patients, and the public make informed decisions about statin therapy for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. The review discusses how claims that statins commonly cause adverse effects reflect a failure to recognize the limitations of other sources of evidence about the effects of treatment.
    • Learn more about self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP)Strong scientific evidence substantiates the impact that SMBP plus clinical support has on lowering blood pressure. Find several evidence-based SMBP tools, resources, and success stories on the Million Hearts® website. Help patients start taking control of their blood pressure, and talk with them about SMBP.

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