Health Equity Resource Center

Why Health Equity

Using the ACC's health equity strategy, we aim to achieve a culture of equitable cardiovascular care and heart health for all. The ACC is paving the road to health equity through advocacy, education, and science, and by acknowledging social determinants of health and eliminating disparities. Find more details here:

Health Equity Taskforce Members

  • Paul Douglass, MD, MACC (Chair)
  • Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, MACC (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Kathryn L. Berlacher, MD, FACC
  • Pamela S. Douglas, MD, MACC
  • Linda D. Gillam, MD, MACC
  • Akshay K. Khandelwal, MD, FACC
  • Robert Roswell, MD, FACC
  • Herman A. Taylor, Jr., MD, FACC
  • Thad F. Waites, MD, MACC
  • Marlene S. Williams, MD, FACC
  • Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA
  • Dorairaj Prabhakaran, MD

ACC Health Equity Pledge

I pledge to take action to support ACC's health equity vision to "achieve a culture of health where every person reaches their full cardiovascular health potential as a natural right." I acknowledge the negative impact of cardiovascular health inequities on patient care delivery, cardiovascular outcomes, and population health. I commit to work to transform my practice and the cardiovascular care that I deliver to be the most equitable for all.

Readings and Resources

ACC Health Equity Series

In a new 2022 series, the ACC Health Equity Taskforce is discussing health care disparities as it pertains to minority racial and ethnic groups and under-represented populations. Each presentation will be accompanied by a companion guide that provides a unique snapshot into the conversation by expert panelists. View the discussions and guides below.