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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10th Anniversary Healthy Churches Virtual Conference
ABC is pleased to be a sponsor of The 10th Anniversary Healthy Churches Virtual Conference, presented November 13-16th by The Balm In Gilead, Inc. We enthusiastically support the conference goal of building the capacity of African American faith organizations to become community hubs for health awareness, education, and support.
The Healthy Churches 2030 conference assembles church members and pastors, medical and public health professionals, as well as caregivers, advocates, and activists. The conference emphasizes The Balm In Gilead’s unique combination of teaching and preaching through four days, of dynamic presentations and educational sessions about diseases and conditions that have higher impact on Black families and communities. Registration for Healthy Churches 2030 is required.For more information and registration
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
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.