ACC Looks Forward to Working with Biden Administration to Advance Heart Health

Contact: Katie Glenn,,

WASHINGTON (Jan 20, 2021) -

American College of Cardiology President Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, made the following statement on the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris:

"As the United States works to overcome health care challenges, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American College of Cardiology looks forward to working with the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress to find innovative ways to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health. The last year has illuminated the health care disparities impacting too many communities nationwide, and we must take action to advance our shared commitment to health equity for all. The ACC offers its heartfelt congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration today and welcomes their renewed efforts to improve the lives of all those living with or at risk of heart disease."

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit


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