Preventing Cardiovascular Disease in the Mississippi Delta –
This ongoing project was part CDC’s work to assist Mississippi for targeted improvement of cardiovascular disease outcomes. Our team used the PRISM mode (Prevention Impacts simulation Model) to estimate the impact of various public health interventions on intermediate risk factor prevalence and long-term disease outcomes. The model was used in many communities, but Mississippi was among those chosen for more in-depth work to understand which of many potential interventions were the most cost effective.
In a series of half-day meetings, several different groups of multi-function stakeholders were convened in the Delta to achieve several goals. They included developing a vision of a Healthy Delta, to understand what resources were already being brought to bear, system-wide, and identifying higher leverage opportunities to make marked improvements for the people of Mississippi. The meetings resulted in shared commitments to a strategic action plan, developed by core group of local leaders developing.
The approach and results of this project were published in a paper.
Honeycutt, AA, Wile, K, Dove, C, Hawkins, J, and Orenstein, D. “Strategic Planning for Chronic Disease Prevention in Rural America: Looking Through a PRISM Lens”. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2014; 00(00), 1-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25084535