Strategic Direction

The ACC's Strategic Plan charts the course for the College over the next five years. The plan leverages the College's role as the professional home for the cardiovascular care team and positions the College and its members for success in meeting the Triple Aim of improving cardiovascular health through lower costs, better health and better outcomes.

Strategy, Strategic Themes, Goals and Desired Outcomes
Strategic Goals
Strategic Goals

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Strategic Plan Summary Pocket Card
Strategic Goals
Strategic Goals
Strategic Goals
Strategic Goals
Strategic Goals
Strategic Goals
Strategic Goals

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Strategic Plan Presentation

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Get More In-Depth Information About the Need for ACC's Strategic Plan and Its Focus Areas

Rapid advances in science and technology, uncertainty about systems of medical care delivery and growing demand for cardiovascular care at a time of workforce transition present extraordinary challenges and opportunities for cardiovascular medicine. In order to meet these challenges and meet the so-called “Triple Aim” of better care, better outcomes and lower cost, the ACC has developed a long-range strategic plan to increase the ability of its members to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. Click here to read more >>>

New Strategic Plan Charts Next Chapter in College's History (JACC)

Rapid advances in science and technology, uncertainty about systems of medical care delivery, and growing demand for cardiovascular care at a time of workforce transition present extraordinary challenges and opportunities for cardiovascular medicine. To address these challenges and meet the so-called triple aim of improved health, better outcomes, and lower cost, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has developed a long-range strategic plan to increase the ability of its members to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. As cardiovascular imaging specialists, we have experienced firsthand these rapid changes in technology and delivery models and can directly benefit from the College's strategic plan.

The new strategic plan is not only critical but opportune. It leverages the ACC's strengths while leaving room to develop new skills and competencies that better fit the changing environment. The plan responds to the changing healthcare delivery environment, focusing on member value and the College's core competencies in education and quality improvement, as well as the accelerating pace of advances in cardiovascular science and imaging technology. Click here to read more >>>

Examining the Strategic Plan from ACC President Kim Allan Williams, Sr., MD, FACC (JACC)

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has long been known for its dissemination of education to cardiovascular specialists. More than 65 years ago, the College’s founders made continuing education of practicing clinicians a core mission of the College. However, as early as the 1960s and 1970s, the College expanded this mission to include quality improvement and advocacy—recognizing the need to provide clinicians with the tools to keep up with an explosion of cardiovascular research, as well as the need for the cardiovascular community to have a voice on Capitol Hill, in state and local governments, and with regulators and insurers. Click here to read more >>>