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Improving Cardiac Health & Reducing Disparities

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atom Alliance actively works with providers, patients, partners and stakeholders to implement evidence-based practices that support the Million Hearts® initiative goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes. Specifically, we assist home health agencies, physician offices, clinics and other healthcare facilities to:

  • Spread the use of evidence-based practices to promote the use of the ABCS—Aspirin therapy when appropriate; Blood pressure (BP) control; Cholesterol management; and Smoking assessment and cessation.
  • Identify racial and ethnic minority Medicare beneficiaries and dual-eligible Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries to improve their use of the ABCS.
Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (May 2016)
Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (May 2016)

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You can also search our comprehensive library of online resources, where you can sort by atom Alliance state, initiative, patient or provider focus or simply type in a keyword for quick access to the tools and resources you need.
Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs: A Guide to Effective Health Care System Interventions and Community-Clinical Links
Guidance on Care Management Services for Physicians
Connected Care Campaign Resource Hub
Community Health Workers Million Hearts toolkit
Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management Certificate Training Program
Every Body Walk
A campaign aimed at getting more Americans up and moving, with resources for older Americans and their providers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nutrition resources
Choose My Plate resources
Nutrition.gov resources
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics resources
Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Million Hearts Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Resource Center resources
Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (CDC)
COPD Essentials for Health Professionals Reference Card
COPD Essentials for Health Professionals Reference Card

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Talking with Your Patients about COPD
Talking with Your Patients about COPD

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2015 World Stroke Day Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals
2015 World Stroke Day Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals

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1.05 MB | Last Updated: October 12, 2015

Bless Your Heart Toolkit
Bless Your Heart Toolkit

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10.09 MB | Last Updated: May 29, 2015

Chronic Care Management Fact Sheet
Chronic Care Management Fact Sheet

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Chronic Care Management FAQ’s
Chronic Care Management FAQ’s

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Bless Your Heart: Toolkit for Churches
Bless Your Heart: Toolkit for Churches

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Bless Your Heart: Health and Wellness Survey
Bless Your Heart: Health and Wellness Survey

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Bless Your Heart: atom Alliance Goals and Objectives
Bless Your Heart: atom Alliance Goals and Objectives

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Bless Your Heart: Establishing a Church Garden
Bless Your Heart: Establishing a Church Garden

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Bless Your Heart: eResources
Bless Your Heart: eResources

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Bless Your Heart: Power of Positive Thinking and Prayer
Bless Your Heart: Power of Positive Thinking and Prayer

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Bless Your Heart: Million Hearts Pledge
Bless Your Heart: Million Hearts Pledge

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1.09 MB | Last Updated: June 29, 2015

Bless Your Heart: Healthy Plate
Bless Your Heart: Healthy Plate

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Bless Your Heart: Provider Fact Sheet
Bless Your Heart: Provider Fact Sheet

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Bless Your Heart: Bulletin Inserts
Bless Your Heart: Bulletin Inserts

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1.32 MB | Last Updated: May 29, 2015

Bless Your Heart: Salt & Sodium-10 Steps To Help You Cut Back
Bless Your Heart: Salt & Sodium-10 Steps To Help You Cut Back

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Bless Your Heart: Million Hearts Initiative Consumer Fact Sheet
Bless Your Heart: Million Hearts Initiative Consumer Fact Sheet

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Bless Your Heart: Planning a Successful Health Fair
Bless Your Heart: Planning a Successful Health Fair

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Bless Your Heart: Church Goals & Objectives Brochure
Bless Your Heart: Church Goals & Objectives Brochure

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1.35 MB | Last Updated: April 23, 2015

CMS Infographic on Hypertension Control for Clinicians and Providers
CMS Infographic on Hypertension Control for Clinicians and Providers

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Customizable Hypertension Treatment Protocol
Customizable Hypertension Treatment Protocol

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1.53 MB | Last Updated: April 9, 2015

Improving Cardiac Health and Reducing Disparities
Improving Cardiac Health and Reducing Disparities

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Promoting Effective Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease
Promoting Effective Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease

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2.28 MB | Last Updated: September 24, 2015

Improving Screening, Prevention, and Management of Hypertension
Improving Screening, Prevention, and Management of Hypertension

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JNC8 Guidelines - Management of Adult Hypertension
JNC8 Guidelines - Management of Adult Hypertension

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Million Hearts Blood Pressure Toolkit

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3.78 MB | Last Updated: August 19, 2014

Tobacco Use Cessation and Intervention
Aspirin
Blood Pressure
Cholesterol
CMS Equity Plan
CMS Equity Plan

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Logic Models
The QIO Program helps you embrace data in your healthcare setting
Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
The QIO Program shares 5 steps in the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to anticipate potential problems before they occur
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
The QIO Program demonstrates how to identify the root cause of a problem using The 5 Whys
QIO Documentary
Learn about the history of the QIO Program, from 1966 through today.
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 1
IHI Whiteboard: Model for Improvement, Clip 2
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 1
IHI Whiteboard: PDSA Cycles, Part 2
IHI Whiteboard: Cause & Effect Diagrams

Which initiatives are right for you?

Several atom Alliance initiatives compliment each other. See how other atom Alliance improvement initiatives allign with this one. How many fit your practice’s needs?

Learn more about these initiatives: Cardiac Health, Diabetes, MU & HIT, Immunizations, Behavioral Health

Improving Cardiac Health and Reducing Disparities Blog

  • Measure Changes Coming to the HHCDR in 2018

    Measure Changes Coming to the HHCDR in 2018

    Measure Changes Coming to the HHCDR in 2018 Two new cardiovascular measures were recently added to HHQI’s Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry (HHCDR). Beginning with January 2018 episode discharges, participating home health agencies will have the opportunity to submit patient data regarding statin therapy (HHQI Measure #438) and cardiac rehab referral (HHQI Measure #0643). HHQI…
  • BFCC-QIOs Demonstrate How Immediate Advocacy Helps People with Medicare

    BFCC-QIOs Demonstrate How Immediate Advocacy Helps People with Medicare

    BFCC-QIOs Demonstrate How Immediate Advocacy Helps People with Medicare   At the 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference, the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care National Coordinating Center (BFCC-NCC) and the two BFCC Quality Improvement Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) shared highlights from Person and Family Engagement projects. The conference’s Gallery Walk included a poster…
  • Q&A with CMS Administrator Seema Verma

    Q&A with CMS Administrator Seema Verma

    Q&A with CMS Administrator Seema Verma Seema Verma was sworn in as the 15th Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on March 14, 2017. She brings deep experience in health care policy, Medicaid, insurance and public health to her role at CMS. Administrator Verma is committed to empowering patients to take ownership of…

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Cardiac ABCS

Learn more about atom’s focus on the ABCS to improve health for everyone and reduce disparities for minorities.

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Home Health Agencies

Discover best practices for preventing heart attacks & strokes and access the Cardiovascular Data Registry to track progress.

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Cardiac PQRS Measures

Leverage your EHR’s clinical decision support, registry functions and patient reminders. Standardize blood pressure and smoking related data elements.

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Learning and Action Network

Participate in meetings and teleconferences to discuss and spread successful interventions. Share your expertise and learn best practices from your peers.