The Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC) has developed a frame work that identifies the core components of the public health approach and how those apply to children and adults living with congenital heart defects. Key components of the framework address the progress made in recent years as well as the continued disparities in surveillance, policy and health outcomes. The framework is intended to serve as a catalyst in raising awareness of the public health opportunities to reduce the risk and improve long‐term outcomes for those living with congenital heart defects.
Download the Public health Framework Infographic as a one-page document (PDF).
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Public Health Framework Webinar
The Public Health Framework Webinar introduces a framework for addressing the public health systems that monitor CHDs throughout the lifespan. Drs Kathy Jenkins and Peggy Honein provide an overview of Public Health in the United States and specifically address the Framework for CHDs and the components related to assessment, policy development and assurance. Discussion includes the issues of prevention, quality care, disparities, and assurances that are in place or need to be developed further to reduce risk and improve outcomes for children and adults living with a CHD.
Public Health Framework for Congenital Heart Defects