The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), through the HEARTS in the Americas Initiative in collaboration with The Pan American Journal of Public Health, kindly invites you to attend the webinar on Thursday, November 17th, 2022.
This third webinar aims to highlight the critical need to apply lessons learned from HEARTS and integrate clinical care to close implementation gaps and improve the detection, treatment, and control of hypertension, and other chronic conditions, such as diabetes, in primary health care (PHC).
How to participate
- DATE: Thursday, 17 November, 2022
- TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST [check the local times at the bottom of this page]
- REGISTER: https://paho-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9ue-5_zOSTinUZfK_EmyxQ
- LANGUAGES: English, Spanish and Portuguese, with simulteanous interpretation in all the languages.
- This webinar will issue an attendance certificate to those who participate through the Zoom room at least 50% of the time.
- As the Zoom room has a capacity limit of 500 people, there will also be a live broadcast via the PAHO YouTube channel at
Primary health care teams, physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Specialists in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Cardiology, Hypertension, and Nephrology. Medicine, nursing and health science students. Health policymakers and managers, and health insurance organizations
HEARTS in the Americas, is the Pan American Health Organization’s flagship initiative for hypertension control and CVD secondary prevention through a standardized treatment protocol for hypertension and a clinical pathway that integrates key components related to cardiovascular risk assessment and management, while strengthening the integration of diabetes and other conditions into primary health care. The initiative is currently being implemented in 2095 centers in 24 countries.
The Pan American Journal of Public Health (PAJPH) celebrates its 100th anniversary. The PAJPH has published a special issue dedicated to the HEARTS in the Americas Initiative that shows relevant research efforts in this Region on the implementation and early results of the full-scale model to improve hypertension control and CVD prevention.
Moderator: Dr. Pedro Ordunez. Advisor, HEARTS in the Americas Initiative. PAHO/WHO
- HEARTS in the Americas. A Special Issue of the PAJPH. What's the news?
- Dr. Damian Vasquez. Managing Editor. Pan American Journal of Public Health (PAJPH). PAHO/WHO
- Integrating hypertension and diabetes management in primary health care (PHC) settings: HEARTS as a tool.
- Dr. David Flood. Assistant Professor. University of Michigan. Global health researcher.
- HEARTS, an opportunity to integrate diabetes into PHC.
- Dr. Carmen Antini. Advisor. Prevention and control of diabetes. PAHO/WHO.
- The HEARTS App: a clinical tool for cardiovascular risk and hypertension management in PHC.
- Dr. Yenny Rodriguez. Consultant. HEARTS in the Americas Initiative. PAHO/WHO
- HEARTS in the Americas appraisal checklist and clinical pathway for comprehensive hypertension management in PHC.
- Dr. Andres Rosende. Consultant. HEARTS in the Americas Initiative. PAHO/WHO
- HEARTS in Peru.
- Dr. Jorge Hancco. Director. Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control Department. Ministry of Health.
- HEARTS in Colombia.
- Dr. Juan Castrillón-Spitia. Professor. Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas.
- HEARTS in Mexico.
- Dra. María Casales-Hernández. Specialist Nurse Affiliated. National Center for Disease Control and Prevention Programs (CENAPRECE).
- HEARTS, an integrative clinical tool
- Dr. Donald DiPette. Health Sciences Distinguished Professor. University of South Carolina and School of Medicine. Columbia, South Carolina. USA. Consultant for the HEARTS in the Americas.
- 10:00 am.– Los Angeles
- 11:00 am. – Calgary
- 12:00 pm. – Belmopan, Bogota, Guatemala City, Mexico City, Panama City, Kingston, Lima, Managua, Quito, San José (CR), San Salvador, Tegucigalpa
- 1:00 pm. – Havana, Lima, Nassau, Port-au-Prince, Washington DC
- 2:00 pm – Bridgetown, Caracas, Castries, Georgetown, La Paz, Puerto España, San Juan, Santo Domingo.
- 3.00 pm - Asunción, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Montevideo, Paramaribo, Santiago
- 7:00 pm. – Geneva, Madrid
For other cities, check the time in the following link
- Flood D et al. Integrating hypertension and diabetes management in primary health care settings: HEARTS as a tool. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022; e46: 150.
- Ordunez P et al. The HEARTS app: a clinical tool for cardiovascular risk and hypertension management in primary health care. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022;46:e12.
- Prado P et al. Monitoring and evaluation platform for HEARTS in the Americas: improving population-based hypertension control programs in primary health care. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022; e46: 161.
- Casales-Hernandez M et al. Preliminary results of the HEARTS Initiative in Mexico: facilitators and barriers information systems. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022; e46: 167.
- Rivas S et al. Impact of the HEARTS Initiative in a second-level health institution in Colombia. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022; e46: 152
- Martinez R et al. Association between population hypertension control and ischemic heart disease and stroke mortality in 36 countries of the Americas, 1990-2019: an ecological study. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022;46: e143.
- Ordunez P et al. HEARTS in the Americas: innovations for improving hypertension and cardiovascular disease risk management in primary care. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2022; e46: 96.