HHQI National Campaign Unveils New Cardiovascular Initiative
August 21, 2013 08:47 AM
Heart disease kills 600,000 people and stroke kills an additional 130,000 people in the United States each year. While these numbers are startling, they represent a key opportunity for home health providers to help save lives, and the Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) National Campaign is eager to support you.
Since 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ HHQI National Campaign has been providing free, evidence-based educational resources, individualized data reports, networking opportunities and assistance for home health and cross-setting providers to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and improve care quality. The campaign is executed under contract by WVMI & Quality Insights, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care across the nation.
Most recently, the HHQI National Campaign announced its support of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts® initiative by introducing cardiovascular best practices to the home health community through the new cardiovascular health improvement effort. We are excited about this initiative and the impact the HHQI Campaign can have on spreading the Million Hearts message, tools and educational resources to home health agencies across the country.
By developing new cardiovascular-focused Best Practice Intervention Packages (BPIPs) and data reports, HHQI is committed to helping the home health community improve preventive care and, subsequently, support the Million Hearts® goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017.
Download the first of two Cardiovascular Health BPIPs today for evidence-based tools, resources and research on aspirin therapy and blood pressure control and sign up for the Home Health Cardiovascular Data Registry to measure your progress.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the HHQI National Campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org.