Stronger Hearts™ Best Practices Award Program


Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure Webinar
Featuring Leading Heart Failure Expert and
Stronger HeartsTM Best Practices Awardees 



Recording of webinar* hosted on April 11, 2017 

  • John Clymer, Executive Director, The National Forum (0:01-2:28)
  • Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA, Professor of Medicine with Tenur, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, Director, Divsion of Cardiovascular Medicine, Co-Director, Heart Institute, Stony Brook University -  Heart Failure Prevention & Importance of Enrolling in Clinical Trials (2:28-21:22)
  • Recipients of the National Forum's 2017 Stronger Hearts Best Practices Award  in heart failure highlighting their award-winning programs.that are positively impacting heart failure patients and strategies how these best practices can be replicated within your community.  
    • Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C, FAAN, Professor, Marie O'Koren Endowed Chair, NPCRC ENABLE CHF-PC (PI), The University of Alabama at Birmingham, ENABLE CHF-PC (21:24-39:04)
    • Carolyn Koenig, MD, Medical Chair, Quality, Medical Director, Care Management, Mercy Clinic East, Ambulatory Care Management Team (39:04-57:43)
  • Q & A (57:44-61:00)

*Click on hyperlinks to access presenter slides. Access webinar transcript here



Inaugural Stronger HeartsTM Best Practices Awards Recognized for Community-Based Programs Addressing Heart Failure Patients

On March 19th, at the Engagement Pavilion at the 2017 American College of Cardiology’s 66th Annual Scientific Sessions & Expo,  Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, MACC, Professor & Chief of Cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, presented the Stronger HeartsTM Best Practices Award to the Ambulatory Heart Failure Care Management Team from Mercy Clinic East (St. Louis, MO) and ENABLE CHF-PC (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends: Comprehensive Heartcare for Patients and Caregivers) – University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Read the press release 

Read the program summary descriptions for ENABLE CHF-PC and the Ambulatory Heart Failure Care Management Team

The goal of the Stronger HeartsTM Best Practices Award program is to reduce the burden of heart failure by illuminating community programs that improve outcomes so they can be replicated in additional communities.  The awards were created by the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention on recommendation of the Stronger HeartsTM Partnership, a group of recognized leaders in medicine, nursing, health systems, public health, disparities, communications, and civic engagement convened by the National Forum. Dr. Yancy chairs the expert panel.