Promising Practices for Health Equity, Heart Disease and Stroke
- We need to reduce high blood pressure in adults.
- Abt is helping CDC identify effective cardiovascular services for assessment.
- We'll apply expertise in chronic disease prevention, health equity and social determinants of health.
To reverse the current trajectory of one in three U.S. adults having high blood pressure, it’s important to identify promising practices that serve the right people at the right time — while also advancing health equity.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is committed to reducing the preventable burden of cardiovascular disease and has contracted with Abt Associates to design and implement evaluability assessments (EAs) that use the Systematic Screening and Assessment (SSA) methodology to identify three practices that are strong candidates for future rigorous evaluation. Selected practices must deliver cardiovascular-related services in a way that addresses health inequities and reduces health disparities.
Abt brings a multidisciplinary team to this project with expertise in chronic disease prevention, health equity and social determinants of health, implementing EAs using SSA methods, conducting expert panel meetings and reviews, and disseminating information to broad audiences.