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.
Health Systems Scorecard (HSSC)
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. Download this information packet Cdc-pdf[PDF – 440 KB] for details on how to gain access to the customizable Health Systems Scorecard platform. View a list of sample questions Cdc-pdf[PDF – 424 KB] you can access on the Health Systems Scorecard platform. For an overview of the Health Systems Scorecard, view this one-hour recorded webinarExternal from July 17, 2017 sponsored by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Cardiovascular Health Council.
Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CRCP)ExternalExternal
Quality improvement teams can use the Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CRCP) to improve cardiac rehabilitation utilization. Choose specific interventions from the CRCP’s menu of options to improve care for eligible patients.
Building GIS Capacity for Chronic Disease Surveillance Cdc-pdf[PDF – 397 KB]
This program aims to enhance the capacity of state and local health departments to incorporate GIS into their surveillance and prevention efforts for heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases. This summary describes a mixed-methods evaluation to assess the quality of the training, utilization and institutionalization of GIS mapping, and collaboration and partnerships.
Field Notes: Grady Heart Failure Program Cdc-pdf[PDF – 428 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.
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.
Build Powerful Public Health Partnerships
Learn how to develop powerful program partnerships with this Recipe for Public Health from the DC Million Hearts Program.