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.

ABC Issues Call-To-Action on Community-Engaged Partnerships to Medical Professionals and Healthcare Organizations in JACC Publication

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is delighted to announce the publication of “Promoting Cardiovascular Health Equity: Association of Black Cardiologists Practical Model for Community-Engaged Partnerships” in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

The paper highlights the remarkable success of ABC’s two signature community programs: the Spirit of the Heart Health and Wellness Fair and the Community Health Advocate Training (CHAT) Program. The objective of this paper is 2-fold: 1) to illustrate how a medical professional society, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc (ABC), designed and implemented a practical model for developing sustainable community partnerships focused on promoting CVH equity in underserved communities; and 2) to issue a call to action for medical professional and health care organizations to embrace and integrate such partnerships into their core mission.

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ABC Submits Letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra regarding Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

ABC Member Dr. Foluso Fakorede submits letter on behalf of ABC with nine recommendations to address systematic health inequities and concerns to ensure more informed healthcare provider decision making to prevent non-traumatic leg amputations.

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Message to ABC Members Colleagues in Interventional Cardiology - February 2024

 In celebrating Black History Month, we honor the pioneering contributions of Dr. Alphonzo Jordan, a founding member of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and often cited as the first Black Interventional Cardiologist. Under the mentorship of the renowned Dr. Andreas Gruentzig, Dr. Jordan was instrumental in the early advancements and refinement of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), establishing a foundational role in the field of interventional cardiology. His commitment to mentoring nearly 150 cardiologists exemplifies the excellence and leadership that are hallmarks of our organization. Read more about the formation of the new ABC Interventional Cardiology Committee chaired by Drs. Tayo Addo and Yolanda Hendley.

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22nd Annual ESCAPE 2024 Amelia Island, Florida

EMORY SYMPOSIUM
ON CORONARY ATHEROSCLEROSIS
PREVENTION & EDUCATION

MAY 29 – JUNE 2, 2024

OMNI Amelia Island Resort – Amelia Island, Florida

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The African American Heart Study

The observational African American Heart Study will investigate the association between lipoprotein(a) and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in 5,000 African American participants in the U.S.

HEART STUDY’S GOAL: Better Understand and Serve the Underrepresented
The African American Heart Study aims to provide insights into the association between lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk in African Americans, a population historically underrepresented in research.

GLOBAL PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR:
Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH, FACC
Sponsor: Amgen

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