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2019 Cardi-OH Statewide Conference
May 17, 2019
Columbus, OH


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Welcome and Updates on Cardi-OH

Michael Konstan, MD
PI, Cardi-OH
Case Western Reserve University

Shari Bolen, MD, MPH
Co-PI, Cardi-OH
Case Western Reserve University

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From The Ground Up: Inspiring and Empowering Communities to Improve Cardiovascular Health

LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH, FACC, FASPC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

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Good Medicine: Addressing Cardiovascular Health-Related Social Needs in Ohio
An overview of two regional efforts in Cincinnati and Columbus that identify and address patients’ social needs as they relate to cardiovascular health.



Engaging Patients in Their Care: Medication Adherence and Health Literary in Clinical Practice View Presentation Slides
An update on tools and techniques to engage and empower patients for improved care plan adherence, as well as strategies for effective communication with patients with low health literacy

Project ECHO®: Creating a Virtual Community of Practice View Presentation Slides
A live teleECHO clinic simulation of best practices in hypertension management, including new developments in pharmacotherapy for hypertension.

Navigating Toward Health: Innovative Care Models in Clinics and Communities View Presentation Slides
A review of emerging best practices across Ohio that correspond to the CDC’s four strategies to address chronic disease management including pharmacist and community health worker-led models.



A showcase of interdisciplinary clinical research, quality improvement, and implementation-based studies focused on assessing and improving cardiovascular health in Medicaid patients.

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Session 1: Outpatient Hypertension Management & Quality Improvement Moderator: John Boltri, MD, Northeast Ohio Medical University


Results from the Cardi-OH Needs Assessment Survey View Presentation Slides

Reconciling Conflicting Recommendations for Older Adults with Hypertension View Presentation Slides

Multifaceted Quality Improvement Project for Improving Blood Pressure Control View Presentation Slides

Universal Blood Pressure Assessment in Dental Centers View Presentation Slides


Session 2: Lifestyle and Social Determinants of Health Moderator: Shireen Khoury, MD, MPH, The MetroHealth System


Healthcare Providers’ Perceived Barriers to Managing Diabetes in Rural Appalachian Ohio  View Presentation Slides

Urban and Suburban Weight Loss: Evaluation of STRIDES View Presentation Slides

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Connecting Disadvantaged Primary Care Patients to United Way Community Resource Navigation  View Presentation Slides

12-Month Evaluation of an EHR Supported Staff Role Change for Provision of Tobacco Cessation Care in 8 Primary Care Safety-net Clinics View Presentation Slides


Conference Program



The Ohio Cardiovascular Health Collaborative is a statewide initiative of health care professionals who share knowledge to improve Medicaid patient outcomes and eliminate health disparities across Ohio.


Accreditation Statement: The MetroHealth System is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The MetroHealth System designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other Healthcare Professionals: check with your professional association as these credits might be applicable for licensure renewal.



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