About the CVH Council
The Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Council was formed in 1998 by eight state cardiovascular health program staff who wanted to learn from each other, share resources, and offer a state-level perspective when working with national partners.
Today, the CVH Council boasts 77 members from 38 states actively participating in our activities (see our member list). Our mission is very similar to that of our founders - to make available resources to state programs that they need in order to impact outcomes. We operate using a committee structure, including:
- Steering Committee
- Advocacy and Policy
- Capacity Building
- Epidemiology and Evaluation
- Internal Council Organization
In 2010, we formed practice group member list). They are short-term, task-oriented groups that explore an issue, identify available resources, and identify what additional information the states need in order to effectively address a particular issue. Our current Practice Group topics are:that serve to address topics that are of immediate interest to the state programs (see our
- Addressing sodium through procurement policies, labeling initiatives, and restaurant standards
- Improving quality through the use of electronic medical records
- Working with community-based providers, e.g., Pharmacists or community health workers, to address hypertension
- Stroke systems of care
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