Achieving Optimal Population Cardiovascular Health Requires an Interdisciplinary Team and a Learning Healthcare System: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association

Randi E. Foraker, Catherine P. Benziger, Bailey M. Debarmore, Crystal W. Cené, Fleetwood Loustalot, Yosef Khan, Cheryl A.M. Anderson, Véronique L. Roger

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Abstract

Population cardiovascular health, or improving cardiovascular health among patients and the population at large, requires a redoubling of primordial and primary prevention efforts as declines in cardiovascular disease mortality have decelerated over the past decade. Great potential exists for healthcare systems-based approaches to aid in reversing these trends. A learning healthcare system, in which population cardiovascular health metrics are measured, evaluated, intervened on, and re-evaluated, can serve as a model for developing the evidence base for developing, deploying, and disseminating interventions. This scientific statement on optimizing population cardiovascular health summarizes the current evidence for such an approach; reviews contemporary sources for relevant performance and clinical metrics; highlights the role of implementation science strategies; and advocates for an interdisciplinary team approach to enhance the impact of this work.

Original languageEnglish
Article number000913
Pages (from-to)E9-E18
JournalCirculation
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • delivery of health care
  • disease management
  • interdisciplinary research
  • learning health system
  • population health

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