19th Annual Meeting Proceedings & Materials

Please find the annual meeting program book, 5th signature report and meeting proceedings below. For each session, a video, audio recording, transcript and digital graphic are provided.

Reaching for Cardiovascular Health Equity:
Investing Where it Matters

Leaders from business, healthcare, public health, and communities will identify actions to capitalize on the attention COVID-19 has brought to health inequities and cardiometabolic health disparities.

“In pre-pandemic ‘normal,’ cardiovascular disease, despite being preventable, was the leading cause of death, and its burden was inequitable. COVID magnified the inequities. Solving them will not only lead toward optimal, equitable cardiometabolic health but more equitable well-being.” John M. Clymer, Executive Director

The 19th Annual Meeting of the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention will kick off with the launch of COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease – Two Pandemics: Collision and Chain Reaction, the organization 5th Signature Report addressing a chain reaction that increases the rates of both COVID and cardiovascular disease.

Speakers

  • Image of Daniella Levine Cava
    Daniella Levine Cava
    Mayor, Miami-Dade County, FL
  • Image of Elizabeth H. Bradley
    Elizabeth H. Bradley
    Author, The American Health Care Paradox and, President, Vassar College
  • Image of Stephen Sidney
    Stephen Sidney
    Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Image of Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
    Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk
    University Chief Wellness Officer and Dean, College of Nursing, The Ohio State University
  • Image of Warren A. Jones
    Warren A. Jones
    Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Image of Janet Wright
    Janet Wright
    Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
  • Image of Rosy McGillan
    Rosy McGillan
    Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, American Red Cross
  • Image of Frank D. Scott Jr.
    Frank D. Scott Jr.
    Mayor, Little Rock, AR
  • Image of Celinda Lake
    Celinda Lake
    President, Lake Research Partners
  • Image of Jay Bhatt
    Jay Bhatt
    Chief Medical Officer and President of the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) of the American Hospital Association
  • Image of Michael Cropp
    Michael Cropp
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Health Association
  • Image of Margaret Sabin
    Margaret Sabin
    Past President, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Southern Region
  • Image of Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
    Cheryl L. Woods Giscombé, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN
    Associate Dean of the PhD Division & Program and Levine Family Distinguished Scholar in Quality of Life, Health Promotion, and Wellness

Session Recordings, Transcripts & Digital Graphics

Presentation of National Forum Signature Report

Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH Director of Research Clinics Kaiser Permanente Northern California Chief Scientific Advisor, National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention

Interviewed by Janet Wright, MD Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Panel 1: The New Normal Can't Be the Old Normal--Framework for an equitable, high-performance U.S. health system

How can this be? The U.S. spends 18 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare.  Most industrialized countries spend half as much and get better outcomes.  These gaps reduce well-being and harm American economic competitiveness. Elizabeth H. Bradley, author of The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less, will explain the fundamental cause of the paradox.  Health system and business leaders will discuss the changes needed to solve the paradox and close health and health care disparities.

  1. What should be the framework for a new, equitable normal?
  2. How do we get there?
  3. What needs to change in the health system?
  4. What is one action your organization can take to implement the new framework?

Facilitator:

· Jay D. Bhatt, DO, MPH, MPA, FACP

Panelists:

· Elizabeth H. Bradley, President, VASSAR

· Margaret Sabin, Past President, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs

· Michael W. Cropp, MD, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Independent Health

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Panel 2: The Community Case for Optimal, Equitable Cardiometabolic Health? How should we talk about health equity and prevention to broaden support?

Themes and words that stakeholders can use to build and broaden support for a new normal that prioritizes health equity and invests in upstream determinants of health such as education, housing, transportation, and food security will be offered. Communications and healthcare leaders will join the discussion about public support for the new normal? Mayor Frank Scott of Little Rock will tell why a healthy population is essential to community prosperity.

  1. What do we need to change about how we talk about health to build and broaden support for a new normal?
  2. Will industry get on board?
  3. How do we generate value propositions?
  4. How do we build political support for investing in prevention and public health?
  5. What is one action your organization can take to build support to make this happen?

Facilitator:

Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP, Chair

Captain, United States Navy Medical Corps (Ret.)

Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Panelists:

Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partner

Rosy McGillan, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, American Red Cross

Mayor Frank Scott, Jr., Little Rock, Arkansas

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Panel 3: A missing link in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease: Evidence-based system strategies to promote mental health

Experts in mental health, healthcare, and community interventions to improve mental
health will discuss how to raise the priority on mental health. Primary care providers will be
encouraged to increase attention on mental health, screen for it, and provide or refer people
to evidence-based therapies.

A mayor will discuss why strong mental health matters to the community and its vitality and
prosperity. Mental health and healthcare experts will discuss connections between mental health
and obesity, diabetes, major adverse cardiovascular events, and medication adherence.

  • How can we elevate the priority on depression, stress, and anxiety prevention, screening, and
    management?
  • How can we incentivize these services?
  • What community-based programs affect mental health?
  • What is one action your organization can take to increase depression, stress, and anxiety
    screening and management?

Facilitator

John M. Clymer

Panelists

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP Vice President for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Executive Director, The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for Evidence-based Practice

Cheryl Woods Giscombé, PhD, PMHNP-BC LeVine Family Distinguished Scholar of Quality of Life, Health Promotion, and Wellness Associate Dean – PhD Division & Program, School of Nursing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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National Forum Members Take Action

The National Forum invited organizations to share brief highlights of actions their organizations are taking (or will take) to address any of the following: increase resources for root causes of cardiovascular disease, improve health equity, and increase diagnosis and treatment of anxiety, stress, and depression. This opportunity demonstrated commitment to action in areas discussed during the convening.

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Call to Action

National Forum members shared what they are doing and will do to advance our shared agenda. Action is where it is.

As we strive to control COVID-19, we must join together as a force for a new paradigm, a new post-pandemic approach to health. Joining forces will amplify our calls for investment upstream and socioeconomic determinants of health. Joining forces will strengthen our work to broaden support for health equity. Joining forces will accelerate our progress toward people throughout society living heart healthy, stroke-free lives.

The National Forum is one place where we join forces.

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National Forum Business Meeting, National Forum Awards

AGENDA

 

Decision Items:

2020 Annual Business Meeting Minutes
Corporate Operations and Finance Report
Election of new Board Members

Welcome and Introductions

Warren A. Jones, MD, Chair

Roll Call

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, Secretary-Treasurer

Approve October 15, 2020, Meeting Minutes

Warren A. Jones, MD, Chair

Executive Director’s Report

John M. Clymer

Corporate Operations & Finance Report

Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, Secretary-Treasurer
Action: Acceptance of Corporate Operations and Finance Report

Governance Report – Warren A. Jones, MD, Chair

2021-2022 Board of Directors Election
Action: Election of new Board Members

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19th Annual Meeting Sponsors

Silver

Amgen      AstraZeneca

Heart Friend

 

Merck - Inventing for Life

Annual Meeting Archives

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