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Utilizing CDC's 6|18 Initiative to Address High Blood Pressure
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Tuesday June 27, 2017 

3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT 

1.5 CME/MOC 

Recording Available Below 


ACPM and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presented a webinar on Tuesday, June 27 to highlight the role of providers in CDC's 6|18 Initiative. The webinar will provide an overview of the initiative, CDC's efforts to address hypertension control and an example of a preventive medicine physician participating in the initiative. In addition you can also learn about ACPM's current and future learning opportunities in health systems transformation - including the 6|18 Initiative.


  • Introduction and overview of ACPM's efforts in Health Systems Transformation (HST) and 6|18 Initiative
  • Overview of CDC's 6|18 Initiative including providers' roles in various interventions
  • Hypertension control through 6|18 interventions
  • Role of preventive medicine physician in addressing the 6|18 Initiative 
  • Q and A 
  • Wrap Up: Future ACPM learning opportunities on the 6|18 Initiative

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  • Describe the 6|18 initiative including the eighteen evidence-based interventions developed to address the six health conditions
  • Describe the role of providers in implementing the initiative in various practice settings
  • Describe how physicians can utilize evidence-based interventions, collaborate with other payers, health systems, public health and other stakeholders to control high blood pressure
  • Identify the role of a preventive medicine physician utilizing the 6|18 Initiative to transform health system to prevent chronic diseases and provide care with improved quality and coordination



Tisha Johnson, MD, MPH, FACPM

Assistant Professor & Program Director, General Preventive Medicine /Public Health Residency

University of Kentucky College of Public Health 

Staff Physician, Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center 

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Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, MPH

Senior Medical Advisor 

Office of Health Systems Collaboration 

Office of Assistant Director of Policy (OADP)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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Derrick Gervin, PhD

Team Lead, Advancing Health Equity Team

Program Development and Services Branch

Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention                                        

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM 

Senior Medical Director, Health Plan and Productivity 

Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Health Plan and WorkPartners 

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CDC is partnering with health care purchasers, payers, and providers to improve health and control health care costs. CDC provides these partners with evidence about high-burden health conditions and associated interventions to inform their decisions to have the greatest health and cost impact. This initiative offers proven interventions that prevent chronic and infectious diseases by increasing their coverage, access, utilization and quality. Additionally, it aligns evidence-based preventive practices with emerging value-based payment and delivery models.
CDC is targeting six common and costly health conditionstobacco use, high blood pressure, healthcare-associated infections, asthma, unintended pregnancies, and diabetes - and, initially, 18 proven specific interventions that formed the starting point of discussions with purchasers, payers, and providers. The number of interventions may fluctuate over time.                                                                                                                                                                   


Slides: The slides are available under each of the speakers.  

Recording: Access the recording of the webinar. 


Accreditation Statement 

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Designation Statement 
ACPM designates this live webinar activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Term of Approval 
Original release date: June 27, 2017

The ACCME requires learners be made aware of any financial relationships between an individual in a position to control content for CME and a commercial interest prior to the educational event. The ACCME defines "'relevant' financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a conflict of interest. In accordance with the rules of ACCME, the following people nothing to disclose:

  • Tisha Johnson, MD, MPH, FACPM
  • Christa-Marie Singleton, MD, MPH 
  • Derrick Gervin, PhD
  • Mike Parkinson, MD, MPH, FACPM 
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