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Heart disease and stroke are the cause of 1 in 3 deaths, and the leading cause of preventable deaths in America. They cost $315.4 B in healthcare costs a year, and are the leading contributors to racial disparities in life expectancy.

Last week the Connecticut Department of Public Health, in partnership with the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors coordinated a Million Hearts Workshop for healthcare leaders, healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmacy students. The focus of the workshop was the role of pharmacy services such as Medication Therapy Management in achieving the objectives of the Million Hearts Campaign.

Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Chair of the State Innovation Model, Director of Healthcare Innovation Dr. Mark Schaefer, and Connecticut Healthcare Advocate Vicki Veltri today announced that Alliance Medical Group of Middlebury, Northeast Medical Group of Stratford, St. Vincent's Health Partners of Bridgeport, and Western CT Health Network of Danbury will receive technical assistance under the State Innovation Model (SIM) Advanced Medical Home Vanguard pilot program. The four practices represent more than 30 providers in Connecticut. Primary care practices are encouraged to participate in the Advanced Medical Home Vanguard Program pilot program. Applications are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.