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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This significant accomplishment was made possible by the collective efforts of our esteemed members/authors: Courtney Bess MD, MS; Daphne Ferdinand RN, PhD; Paul Underwood MD; Donnell Ivy MD, MPH; Michelle A. Albert MD, MPH; Anekwe Onwuanyi MD; Cassandra McCullough MBA; LaPrincess C. Brewer MD, MPH; and the ABC Community Programs Committee.

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