Focus: Prevention & public health
Communicate to legislators, policymakers, and the public at large the nation’s vital stake in sustaining and building upon the prevention and public health provisions in the Affordable Care Act, e.g., the National Prevention Council Prevention and Public Health Fund, and others.
Strategic leadership, partnerships, & organization
Focus: Public health—healthcare collaboration & integration
Integrate public health and health care into a public health system effective in supporting community-level prevention policies and programs, e.g., the Million Hearts.
Focus: Cardiovascular-health & health equity
Develop, advocate, and implement policies, programs, and practices aimed to improve the nation’s cardiovascular health in terms of the Healthy People 2020 objectives and AHA metrics—addressing tobacco use, overweight/obesity, physical activity, healthy diet (including reduction in sodium and artificial trans fat intake), blood pressure, cholesterol, and fasting plasma glucose); and ensure that all such actions reach everyone, especially those most vulnerable die to unfavorable social and environmental conditions.
Focus: Prevention workforce
Make full use of resources for education and training of the prevention workforce at local, state, national, and global levels.
Focus: Monitoring cardiovascular health
Advocate for a comprehensive, robust, and timely system of monitoring cardiovascular events (heart attacks, stroke, heart failure) and cardiovascular health metrics for the US population, including full adoption of the “developmental” heart disease and stroke objectives of Healthy People 2020.
Focus: Research on critical questions to advance policy & practice
Pursue needed implementation and dissemination science and health economics research, Including needed education and training for this research, in support of health policy development, implementation, and dissemination.
Engaging in regional & global collaboration
Focus: Initiatives linking CVD & NCD prevention
Undertake collaborations in major regional and global cardiovascular health and NCD initiatives, in the interest of improving cardiovascular health and reducing the burden of NCDs In the United States and globally.