Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative: Getting to 70% Cardiac Rehabilitation Participation by 2022
Haley Stolp, MPH; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Demario Lindsey, MS; Emory Healthcare
Despite the well-known benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), participation remains low, ranging from 19 percent to 34 percent, with dramatic variation by state and qualifying diagnosis. In 2015, Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent 1 million cardiovascular events in 5 years, and representatives from partnered organizations launched the Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative (CRC), an open forum of individuals working to achieve 70 percent or greater CR participation among those eligible by 2022. Today the CRC has over 300 CR professionals, clinicians and health care teams, hospital and health system administrators, CR participants and their family members, payers, and innovators who are taking action across the country to improve the care provided to CR-eligible individuals. Haley Stolp, a Public Health Analyst on the Million Hearts® team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide an overview of the CRC’s efforts and present the Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CRCP), a critical quality improvement tool created in collaboration with the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation to improve CR utilization. Ms. Stolp will also highlight CRC materials and opportunities for engagement from exercise physiologists. Demario Lindsey, Senior Exercise Physiologist from Emory Healthcare and contributor to the CRCP, will share best practices in optimizing CR referrals, enrollment, participation, and adherence.
1. Learn how the Million Hearts® CRC is working to achieve 70% or greater CR participation among those eligible by 2022
2. Explore how you may apply the CRCP to improve CR referral, enrollment, participation, and adherence in your program(s)
3. Identify opportunities and resources to support the CRC aim
4. Learn about the road-tested approaches taken at Emory Healthcare to help more patients achieve optimal benefits from CR services
About the Presenter
Haley Stolp, MPH is a Public Health Analyst for IHRC Inc. working to support the implementation of the Million Hearts® initiative in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this role, Ms. Stolp coordinates the execution of public and private partner actions to accelerate implementation of evidence-based strategies, coordinates quality improvement projects with the National Association of Community Health Centers, leads efforts to optimize coverage and reimbursement for high impact strategies, supports the development of quality improvement tools, and manages the Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative. Haley’s work at the CDC includes a portfolio of activities centered on leveraging the changing health system to improve health outcomes for populations burdened by infectious (2011-2014) and chronic diseases (2014-present). She received her Master in Public Health degree in Behavioral Science and Health Education from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.