Our Mission is to Promote the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease, including Stroke, in Blacks and other Minorities and to Achieve Health Equity for all through the Elimination of Disparities.
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Save the Date!
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC.
The annual Spirit of the Heart Awards Dinner recognizes those with extraordinary contributions in medicine, research, mentoring, public service, leadership and volunteerism and celebrates the generosity of endowed and annual scholarships. We invite you to join us at this inspiring gala event along with over 400 guests from business, government, medicine, and media organizations who collectively shape the future of healthcare through the power of philanthropy.Book your hotel rooms now!
ABC’s Advocacy Agenda - Working For You
The Association of Black Cardiologists is working at local, state, and federal levels to eliminate disparities in cardiovascular disease and stroke in Blacks and other minorities. Lending Your Voice to Advocacy is ABC’s premier training program to develop effective advocacy leadership skills and strategies for achieving health equity. The ABC is involved in advocacy in a number of ways at the local, regional, and national levels. We invite you to join us in advocating for better healthcare for all Americans.Find out more
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Your free Freedom From Smoking® Plus membership includes:
- 12 months of unlimited access to the online program, available 24/7 on your smartphone, tablet and computer.
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- Freedom From Smoking online community support.
- Nine highly-interactive sessions to prepare you for your Quit Day and help you stay smoke free for good
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ABC Clinical Trials Network
The ABC Clinical Trials Network (ABC CTN) provides investigators from multiple specialties with unparalleled access to clinical studies of interest while offering industry “one-stop” access to multiple investigators that ascribe to the same standard of clinical trial conduct.
Comprised of investigators from a variety of therapeutic areas, the ABC CTN was developed to serve as a central “wheel hub” of sorts to identify and vet clinical trial opportunities, match investigators to trials of interest, and provide some of the infrastructure support that we have heard physicians say they would find to be beneficial.Find out more
April is National Minority Health Month
April is National Minority Health Month, a time to learn more about the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. The theme for 2018 is Partnering for Health Equity which highlights partnerships at the federal, state, local, tribal and territorial levels that help reduce disparities in health and health care. This year, the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will celebrate impactful public and private sector collaborations that advance health equity and help improve the health of the nation.
Through the ABC, I have developed significant mentoring relationships with many prominent cardiologists throughout the nation who have helped to broaden my research focus and strengthen my clinical endeavors.
ABC is on the forefront of health equity. Even though I am not a black cardiologist, I feel that the mission and values of the organization are very aligned with my own and the organization is very inclusive.
I was successful in winning the Dr. Jay Brown Best Abstract award. This helped to foster collaborations and mentorship which have been invaluable for a junior attending.
The ABC has helped me to build and maintain professional relationships across numerous specialties in different institutions.
One of the things I like best about ABC is that they actively promote research and collaboration among its members and with other groups/institutions.