As you may know, one of HIP-Cuyahoga partners, Dr. Shari Bolen, Associate Professor of Medicine at MetroHealth/Case Western Reserve University, Center for Health Care Research and Policy, is part of a statewide initiative (CARDI-OH) to improve the cardiovascular health of Medicaid patients in Ohio beginning with control of hypertension.
The Ohio Cardiovascular Health Collaborative, or “CARDI-OH” is an initiative supported by the Ohio Department of Medicaid to develop a collaborative involving all 7 major Ohio academic medical centers (CWRU, OSU, OU, UC, WSU, NEOMED, and UT), Medicaid providers, and Medicaid insurers with the objective to expand the primary care team capacity to:
1) Prevent, diagnose and manage cardiovascular disease in Ohio’s Medicaid population and
2) Identify and address disparities in cardiovascular health care and outcomes affecting the Ohio Medicaid population.
On Friday, May 17th from 10-3 in Columbus , CARDI-OH is planning to hold their 2nd Annual Statewide Conference featuring Dr. LaPrincess Brewer from Mayo Clinic as the keynote speaker talking about engaging communities to improve cardiovascular health. It will be held at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center and the link below provides more information about the conference and a link for registration.
New this year are brief oral presentations and a poster session (link below) – submit your work by the March 8th deadline!

Please join us for the
2nd Annual Statewide Conference
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Friday, May 17, 2019
REGISTRATION 9:00 a.m.   |   PROGRAM 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Columbus, Ohio


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


Simulated Project ECHO® Clinic. In this TeleECHO Clinic simulation, clinicians from allied disciplines will use real-world cases to discuss cardiovascular disease best practices.
Improving the Health of Communities. Innovative interventions and current resources that focus on enhancing community health will be discussed.
The poster session and oral lightning presentations will showcase research and ideas to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in the Medicaid population.
Call for Submissions Now Open deadline 3/8/19


No cost to attend | Free CME credits | Free parking

Primary care and outpatient medical teams, medical trainees, public health professionals, managed care plans, private payers, advocates and other community health-related organizations, employers, and consumers.
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 throughout 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses and Social Workers: check with your professional association as these credits might be applicable for licensure renewal.

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