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Eliminating Disparities in Cardiovascular Disease for Black Women: JACC Review Topic of the Week (JACC November 2022-1)

Black women are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease with an excess burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In addition, the racialized structure of the United States shapes cardiovascular disease research and health care delivery for Black women. Given the indisputable evidence of the disparities in health care delivery, research, and cardiovascular outcomes, there is an urgent need to develop and implement effective and sustainable solutions to advance cardiovascular health equity for Black women while considering their ethnic diversity, regions of origin, and acculturation. Innovative and culturally tailored strategies that consider the differential impact of social determinants of health and the unique challenges that shape their health-seeking behaviors should be implemented. A patient-centered framework that involves collaboration among clinicians, health care systems, professional societies, and government agencies is required to improve cardiovascular outcomes for Black women. The time is “now” to achieve health equity for all Black women.


Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, MACC

CME Editor
Ragavendra R. Baliga, MD

Modele O. Ogunniyi, MD, MPH
Yetunde A. Fatade, MD, MPH
Aubrey J. Grant, MD
Deirdre J. Mattina, MD
Glaucia Maria Moraes De Oliveira, MD, MSc, PhD
Zainab Mahmoud, MD
Sharonne N. Hayes, MD

Important Dates

Date of Release: October 24, 2022
Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC/ECME Expiration: October 23, 2023

Availability: Retired
Cost: FREE
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