Keeping a Million Hearts Beating: How Integrated Care can Reduce Heart Disease

February 28, 2017

1:00pm- 2:30pm EST

Heart disease continues to be the top cause of death among Americans, with one of every four Americans dying from heart-related problems including heart attack and stroke. And, people with mental illness are nearly twice as likely to die from chronic health conditions, including heart disease, than the general population. The U.S. Department of Health and Services’ Million Hearts initiative was created to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grantees have shown how integrating primary care helps reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower the risk of hypertension for people with mental illnesses. Join this webinar to learn what’s next for Million Hearts and how health care providers, including integrated primary and behavioral health care providers, have used Million Hearts’ blood pressure protocols to improve the health of the people they serve.

After this webinar, participants will:
  • Gain strategies for how to implement the Million Hearts protocols within an integrated health care setting
  • Understand how the Million Hearts initiative has met its initial goals and how providers can stay involved into the future
  • Identify at least three practical tools to improve heart health and overcome barriers to implementing the Million Hearts initiative at health care organizations

  • Doug Slothouber, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Policy, Planning and Innovation 

  • Doug Tipperman, M.S.W., Tobacco Policy Liasion Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation

  • Mandi Ryan, MSN, RN, Director Healthcare Innovation, Centerstone TN 

Please note the following:

  • Registration is free and closed captioning is available upon request.

  • The audio for this webcast is via computer speakers and not telephone. We recommend using external speakers for desktop computers to ensure best audio quality. Test your system here >>

  • The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions does not provide certificates of attendance or continuing education credits for webinar attendance.

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