ACC’s #TheFaceOfCardiology Campaign Shines a Spotlight on Diversity
The ACC is committed to improving the diversity and inclusion of the cardiovascular workforce and within the membership of the College. At ACC’s Board of Trustees meeting in January, the Board approved three primary objectives of the College’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion to meet this vision. These are to: enhance the culture within the cardiology profession and the perceptions of the field to be inclusive, professional, equitable and welcoming; realize and sustain the value of diversity over the long-term by implementing structures and continuous improvement programs within the ACC to ensure accountable execution; and to engage and leverage all available talent by attracting and providing value to under-represented groups in cardiology across the ‘career life-span,’ from ensuring a deep pipeline, to recruitment, retention and leadership development.
One of the first efforts of the Task Force is to encourage cardiovascular professionals to share challenging and positive experiences of women and minorities in adult cardiology, pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery training and cardiology practice. Additionally, showcasing the diversity that does exist within the profession is also a priority. This year, the College has launched #TheFaceOfCardiology campaign to do just that.
"Through #TheFaceOfCardiology the ACC is taking to social media to highlight individuals on the front lines of cardiovascular care make up the diverse fabric of the profession." — Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC
“Through #TheFaceOfCardiology the ACC is taking to social media to highlight individuals on the front lines of cardiovascular care that make up the diverse fabric of the profession,” says Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC, chair of the Task Force. “ACC members are encouraged to use the hashtag to tag themselves or their colleagues making a difference.”
Learn more about ACC’s Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion and share diversity challenges and positive experiences at ACC.org/Diversity. On social media? Incorporate #TheFaceOfCardiology hashtag in photos or posts on diversity throughout ACC.18 and beyond. Looking to show your support in person for ACC’s focus on diversity and inclusion? A limited number of pins featuring #TheFaceOfCardiology are available in member lounges and at ACC Central.
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