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


Keynote Address

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

Presentation Slides


Special Session: Spotlight on Ohio

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

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

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Project ECHO®: Creating a Virtual Community of Practice

A live teleECHO clinic simulation of best practices in hypertension management, including new developments in pharmacotherapy for hypertension.

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Navigating Toward Health: Innovative Care Models in Clinics and Communities

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.

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Poster Session

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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Lightning Presentations

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

Results from the Cardi-OH Needs Assessment Survey
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Reconciling Conflicting Recommendations for Older Adults with Hypertension
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Multifaceted Quality Improvement Project for Improving Blood Pressure Control
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Universal Blood Pressure Assessment in Dental Centers
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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 
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Urban and Suburban Weight Loss: Evaluation of STRIDES
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Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Connecting Disadvantaged Primary Care Patients to United Way Community Resource Navigation
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12-Month Evaluation of an EHR Supported Staff Role Change for Provision of Tobacco Cessation Care in 8 Primary Care Safety-net Clinics
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Conference Program


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