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Navigating Hypertension improvement: An Improvement story from the field.
September 2023

Listen to Caroline Carter, our HHOI practice coach, interview Terry Volsko and Ann Blackman from The Centers about improving HTN in an urban FQHC during the COVID-19 pandemic in our Heart Healthy Ohio Podcast 16.

Heart Healthy Ohio Initiative: Amplifying Promising Improvement Practices
May 2023

Learn from a diverse group of primary care practices (CVS Minute Clinic, MetroHealth Internal Medicine, Physicians CareConnection) as they share strategies, successes, and learning from participating in the Heart Healthy Ohio Initiative (HHOI) in this video on “Amplifying Promising Improvement Practices.”

Heart Healthy Ohio Initiative: A Year in Review (2022)
December 2022
Heart Healthy Ohio Initiative (HHOI) is a statewide cardiovascular health collaborative funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that has been working with 50 primary care practices across the state to improve blood pressure and smoking cessation as well as reduce disparities in cardiovascular disease. Listen in as Shari Bolen, MD, MPH, and Aleece Caron, PhD, share more about this initiative and the work that’s been done over the past year. Learn about practice teams’ accomplishments as well as challenges and how they’ve been overcome throughout the process. The 50 primary care practices will continue to make improvements for another 6-9 months and plans are in the works to develop a QI infrastructure to sustain QI efforts into the future.

Heart Healthy Ohio Initiative: Early Lessons on Collaboration and Community Connections
September 2022

Hear a multi-disciplinary care team from The Ohio State University share insight on their engagement in the Heart Healthy Ohio Initiative (HHOI). Hear Ashley Sneed, APRN-CNP, MPH; Randy Wexler, MD, MPH; Shalina Nair, MD, MBA discuss how collaboration and making community connections has been key to meeting early aims in improving quality metrics for cardiovascular health.

The Heart Healthy Ohio Initiative (HHOI): Full Speed Ahead with Quality Improvement Efforts
July 2022
By: Caroline Carter, Chief Transformation Officer, Health Impact Ohio