The Million Hearts® Initiative: Teaching Best Practices for Prevention to Nursing Students
This Webinar discusses the integration of population health into nursing curricula using the Million Hearts® national initiative as an example. Three exemplars of teaching and practice within the Million Hearts framework will be presented including:
- The National Interprofessional Education and Practice Consortium to Advance Million Hearts® (NIEPCAMH), which was designed to facilitate the partnering and synchronization of interprofessional academic institutions, healthcare facilities, and communities in initiating and promoting cardiovascular screenings and behavioral lifestyle education to the community.
- CDC implementation of the Million Hearts initiative, including development of resource materials for nursing practice.
This webinar is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Academic Partnerships to Improve Health.
Deputy Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Bertulfo has served as the Deputy Director for the division since 2012 and is responsible for managing division operations. Since joining CDC in 2003, he has provided program and project leadership in emergency preparedness, workforce development, e-learning, public health nursing, and partnership development. Previously, he served as the Deputy Director for the Division of Applied Sciences, home to CDC’s premier scientific and leadership fellowship training programs, including the Epidemic Intelligence Service. Dr. Bertulfo holds advanced degrees in nursing and public health from the University of Alabama (Sigma Theta Tau) and the University of South Florida. He is a board-certified nurse practitioner.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
Project Manager, Million Hearts
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Dr. Gawlik graduated with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2015 from The Ohio State University and is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an adult and family nurse practitioner. She has experience in family practice, urgent care, and reproductive care with clinical interests in population health, preventive medicine, wellness, health professionals’ education, and cardiovascular disease prevention. She is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing at The Ohio State University and has been teaching for 9 years, has taught advance practice nursing and leadership courses, and serves as a clinical preceptor for advanced practice nursing students. She has served as the Project Manager for the Million Hearts® initiatives at The Ohio State’s College of Nursing since 2013. Dr. Gawlik was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017 at The Ohio State University College of Nursing and the 2018 AANP Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence for Ohio.
Family Nurse Practitioner
People’s Center Clinics & Services
Former AACN-CDC Public Health Fellow
Dr. Schmitz was the 2016-2017 AACN-CDC Public Health Fellow in the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Schmitz earned a DNP from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She holds both a MSN and BSN from Winona State University. In addition, she received Post-Masters Certificates in Family Nurse Practitioner from Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Leadership in Health Information Technology for Health Professionals from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Schmitz is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist. Currently, Dr. Schmitz is at People’s Center Clinics and Services as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she works as adjunct faculty at Minnesota State University Mankato.
Pricing and CE Credit
This webinar is free and open to everyone including non-members, communities of interest, practice representatives, and AACN member schools including deans, faculty, staff, and students.
Continuing Education Credits:
Eligible attendees may receive one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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