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.

Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day—recognized every February 22, is a campaign to increase recognition of the specific risks and symptoms of heart valve disease, improve detection and treatment, and ultimately save lives. The day is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on its National Health Observances Calendar, and by a Congressional Resolution in the 114th U.S. Congress. To date, the campaign has reached hundreds of millions of people and engaged more than 15 million in a high-impact way. Learn more about our impact.

As many as 11 million Americans are affected by heart valve disease, yet public awareness of the disease is shockingly low. A 2016 survey of more than 2,000 adults found that close to 40 percent of people have never heard of heart valve disease, and only one in four know somewhat or a great deal about this serious disease. The Alliance for Aging Research is joined by 75 well-respected organizations including cardiovascular and aging non-profits, professional societies, community groups, and hospitals and health systems who are joining forces to change this lack of awareness.

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ABC Clinical Trials Network

The ABC Clinical Trials Network (ABC CTN), provides investigators from multiple specialities 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” to identify and vet clinical trial opportunities, match investigators to trials of interest, and provide some of the infrastructure support that physicians say would be beneficial.

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