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• Incorporating the non-CVD consequences of stress,
physical inactivity, and poor diet.
• Estimating intervention implementation costs to better
inform intervention priorities.
• Incorporating additional independent risk factors for
CVD (eg, excess sodium intake, excess trans fat intake,
vitamin D deficiency, periodontal disease).
The model described here was created through a close col-
laboration with health planners in Austin/Travis County,
who are now using a locally calibrated version of the model
to support local strategy design and leadership develop-
ment. We plan to pursue similar engagements with col-
leagues elsewhere. With more widespread use, this tool
may help health planners across the country transform
local contexts to most effectively improve cardiovascular
We acknowledge the contributions of Terry Pechacek,
Dave Buchner, Roseanne Farris, Parakash Pratibhu, Deb
Galuska, Adolfo Valadez, Karina Loyo, Rick Schwertfeger,
Cindy Batcher, Ella Pugo, Jessie Patton-Levine, Josh
Vest, Patty Mabry, John Robitscher, Alyssa Easton, Nancy
Williams, and Larry Fine.
Corresponding Author: Jack Homer, PhD, Homer
Consulting, 4016 Hermitage Dr, Voorhees, NJ 08043.
Telephone: 856-810-7673. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Affiliations: Bobby Milstein, Darwin Labarthe,
Diane Orenstein, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia; Kristina Wile, Sustainability
Institute, Stow, Massachusetts; Justin Trogdon, RTI
International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina;
Philip Huang, Austin/Travis County Health and Human
Services Department, Austin, Texas.
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