Webinar: EvidenceNOW: Insights for State Health Policymakers on Advancing Evidence-based Primary Care

3 to 4 p.m. (EST) Thursday, April 12
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Basic, evidence-based approaches to prevention that improve health outcomes and control costs such as smoking cessation and controlling high blood pressure are not uniformly practiced in primary care. What tools, interventions, or policy levers are available to states to effectively close the gap between optimal and usual care in primary care in order to save lives and better manage costs? This webinar highlighted insights from the EvidenceNOW initiative and featured representatives from cooperatives in Virginia, North Carolina, and Oklahoma who will share their experiences, challenges, and key takeaways.

Moderator: Daniel Carey, MD, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Commonwealth of Virginia


  • Kurtis Elward, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Heart of Virginia Healthcare EvidenceNOW cooperative
  • Steven Crawford, MD, Healthy Hearts for Oklahoma EvidenceNOW cooperative
  • Ann Lefebvre, MSW, CPHQ, Heart Health Now! Advancing Heart Health in NC Primary Care