GPQIN Webinar: Life’s Essential 8

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Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. Addressing the drivers of health disparities, including the social determinants of health, structural racism, and rural health inequities, is the only way to truly achieve equitable health and well-being for all.

The American Heart Association recently introduced a new guiding resource called Life’s Essential 8™ which provides eight key measures that can lead to a lifetime of good health. Attend this Webinar to learn more.

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There is an urgent need to address health in rural America as overall mortality and cardiovascular mortality are on the rise in rural counties. Using Life’s Essential 8™ can help guide patients to live their best life, to prevent heart disease and other chronic conditions.

Life's Essential 8Life’s Essential 8™ identifies the eight most important factors for cardiovascular health, four of which are health behaviors and four that are health factors. It is designed to recognize the fact the mind, heart and body are connected, factors that affect one can certainly affect the other two. The Essential 8™ components really are that ‘science-based recipe’ for a longer, healthier life.


Tim Nikolai
Senior Rural Health Director; Midwest Region
American Heart Association

Tim Nikolai




We will also hear from a Dakota hospital that will share their experience in using the Life’s Essential 8 tools to improve care.

Event Details

  • June 20, 2023
  • 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Event Type

  • Virtual


  • Great Plains Quality Innovation Network


  • Quality Health Associates of North Dakota


  • Nursing
  • Quality
  • Public Health
  • Director of Nursing
  • Community Education
  • Social Workers

Organization Types

  • Critical Access Hospital (CAH)
  • Long Term Care (LTC)
  • Rural Health Clinic (RHC)
  • Public Health
  • Home Health / Hospice
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Healthcare Stakeholder Organization