One of today’s pressing issues facing health care providers and the general population is the concern of access to care and evidence-based therapies, including to newer medications or devices. For the U.S. to achieve health equity, appropriate access must be available for indicated interventions by promoting inclusive methods and solutions that overcome barriers faced by minorities and high-risk patients. The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and Keith C. Ferdinand MD, FACC, FAHA, chairperson of ABC’s Initiative to Improve Health Care Access for Minority or High-Risk Populations, offer this video in conjunction with Black History and Heart Month. The ABC is committed to health equity and this video highlights why access to appropriate care, preventive medicines and newer modalities are so important.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.