While progress in reducing deaths from cardiovascular disease has stalled, initiatives like Million Hearts® are coordinating actions to keep people healthy, optimize care and improve outcomes. 
Three years after its launch, the initiative has reached nearly 5,000 clinicians and more than eight million patients. 
CMS’s Janet Wright discusses the latest achievements and new goals and priorities for Million Hearts®. 
New Hampshire’s QIN-QIO partners with state health department and clinics to improve outcomes for patients and families. 
New Hampshire’s QIN-QIO partners with state health department and clinics to improve outcomes for patients and families. 
Providers and other health care quality stakeholders are invited to join the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center on Wednesday, August 9 for its next National Learning & Action Network online training, titled​“Mastering Hypertension to Achieve Heart Health.” 
Forty-six percent of Americans with hypertension do not have their disease under control. Help the Million Hearts® initiative spread hypertension best practices by nominating a health system, practice or individual to become a Hypertension Control Champion. 
CMS’ Cardiac Program Lead shares with QIO News the latest updates about QIN-QIOs efforts to improve the cardiac health of Medicare beneficiaries. 
Target: BP,” an initiative launched by the American Medical Association in partnership with the American Heart Association, is working with QIN-QIOs to raise awareness about the importance of controlling and accurately measuring high blood pressure among primary care practices. 
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. HSAG — the QIN-QIO for Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands — recently hosted a joint webinar with the American Cancer Society to highlight best practices for launching successful tobacco cessation initiatives. 
A recent webinar organized by HealthInsight — the QIN-QIO for Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah — highlighted how motivational interviewing has contributed to positive health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions. 
The award brings recognition to local efforts to improve cardiac health and inspires future action. 
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells QIO News about his experience at the 2016 CMS Quality Conference and the important intersection of public health and health care. 
The CMS Quality Conference kicked off its second day focusing on the increasingly important role of health care partnerships in achieving health equity and improving patient safety. 
In recognition of Men’s Health Month, the QIO Program highlights activities and resources that help enhance disease prevention and early detection among men. 
The TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is using the American Heart Association’s Check.Change.Control blood pressure program to help lower blood pressure within the St. Louis area. The program brings together local participants to talk about blood pressure and how to better monitor and manage it. 
In honor of American Heart Month, we share five tips to help you live a heart-healthy life and reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke. 
Janet Wright of Million Hearts® shares an update on the national initiative’s goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017
A beneficiary shares his care story, recounting the high quality of treatment and coordination of care he encountered after triple coronary artery bypass graft surgery. 
See the numbers behind the successes that QIN-QIOs and home health agencies are achieving when it comes to heart attack and stroke prevention. 
CMS has tallied numbers for year one of the QIO Program’s five-year performance period, and recruitment is exceeding expectations. See the data. 
Learn how CMS’ Everyone with Diabetes Counts program helped one Medicare beneficiary take charge of his health before it was too late. 
A high-profile health care provider, leading medical organization and a QIN-QIO partner to help educate primary care teams on the implementation of an evidence-based blood pressure control regimen. 
Read how Quality Innovation Network-QIOs (QIN-QIOs) are leveraging CMS QIO Program national partnerships to achieve bold goals in health quality. 
For the past 40 years, the QIO Program has steadily expanded its capacity to overcome barriers to health equity. Here are some highlights. 
By cultivating partnerships within local communities, REACH helps to effectively impact populations most vulnerable to health disparities. 
Promising Practices offers more than 70 interventions to help physicians prevent and reduce disparities in cardiac-related conditions among minority populations. 
Cynthia Pamon, R.N., BSN, MBA, MSHCAD, CCM, Cardiac Program Lead at CMS, discusses the QIO Program’s cardiac health initiatives. 
In Sacramento, California, HSAG's eight-week blood pressure reduction program enabled patients to improve their health and to become more active participants in their care. 
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation’s interactive and social program – enhanced with community partnerships – has engaged native populations in Hawaii, Alaska, and Wyoming in improving their cardiac health. 
Alliant Quality, Georgia’s QIN-QIO, brings together stakeholders to create a united front for overcoming cardiac disparities. 
Known as the​“silent killer,” high blood pressure often goes undetected until it causes heart disease or a stroke. One of the ways to reduce the severe health consequences of high blood pressure is by educating patients about the risks. 
Well over 300,000 Native Americans in Oklahoma live on tribally-owned land, with many in primarily rural areas, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Native Americans also have some of the highest rates of heart disease since they are less likely to seek medical care at the early stages of illness.