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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Heart Valve Disease Awareness
ABC is a committed partner of National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. The goal is to increase recognition of the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease, improve detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives. While heart valve disease can be disabling and deadly, available treatments can save lives, making education and awareness particularly important.
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
Why healthcare must be a right: a patient's story
ABC stands behind our long-term commitment to ensuring health equity and equal treatment for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status and geography.
Listen to a patient’s firsthand account of the impact of the Affordable Care Act and how it ensures equal access to evidence-based treatment and appropriate medical care, avoiding financial catastrophe and adverse health outcomes.Click here to watch video
ABC Clinical Trials Network
Clinical trials are an important step in discovering new treatments for cardiovascular disease as well as new ways to detect, diagnose, and reduce the risk of disease. The TACT2 clinical trial follows patients for 5 years to perform an economic analysis of chelation therapy and to determine if a chelation-based strategy in patients with diabetes and prior myocardial infarction improves event-free survival and/or reduces mortality.Learn More
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.