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Evaluation Resources

Evaluation Reporting

The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) has evaluation tools and resources to assist state health departments, tribal organizations, public health professionals, communities, and partners in their programmatic and evaluation efforts. The guides, summaries, and trainings would be helpful for heart disease and stroke prevention programs or anyone working in chronic disease prevention.

Featured Resources

Field Notes Grady

Field Notes: Grady Heart Failure Program [PDF – 129 KB]
Since 2011, Grady Memorial Hospital, a public safety net hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, has offered the Grady Heart Failure Program as a way to decrease health disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) care for vulnerable patients.

Field Notes Northwest Ohio

Field Notes: Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB [PDF – 122 KB]
The Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB at the Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio runs the Adult Pathways program, which addresses chronic disease risk factors among low income residents of Lucas County.

Field Notes San Francisco

Field Notes: San Francisco Health Network [PDF – 127 KB]
The Hypertension Health Equity Project began in 2015 as a quality improvement and equity initiative of the San Francisco Health Network’s Primary Care group, a branch of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

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Implementing a Statewide Learning Collaborative to Support Clinical Quality Improvement
Learn how to leverage partnerships between public health professionals and health care systems to improve patient care and reach more patients with cardiovascular disease based upon this Recipe for Public Health from the Maryland Learning Collaborative.

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Build Powerful Public Health Partnerships
Learn how to develop powerful program partnerships with this Recipe for Public Health from the DC Million Hearts Program.

CDC Health Systems Scorecard

Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC) [PDF – 360 KB]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC) is a voluntary quality improvement tool to assess evidence-based chronic disease care management policies and practices. For an overview of the Health Systems Scorecard, please view this one-hour recorded webinar from July 17, 2017 sponsored by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Cardiovascular Health Council.