ABC, ACC and AHA Denounce Racism and Violence Plaguing Communities

The ACC has joined with the Association of Black Cardiologists and the American Heart Association to denounce the "incidents of racism and violence" that continue to ravage communities across the U.S.

"Like cardiovascular disease, acts of violence and racism are core causes of psychosocial stress that promote poor well-being and cardiovascular health, especially for communities of color," the letter states.

The letter goes on to highlight the ongoing work of ABC, ACC, AHA and others in addressing cardiovascular disparities in our communities, and notes "the unprecedented opportunity to address these issues through policy and by working with affected communities and the health care providers who serve them."

Read the complete letter.

Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, Prevention, Stress

Keywords: United States, Racism, American Heart Association, Cardiovascular Diseases, African Americans, Violence, Health Personnel, Cardiovascular System, Stress, Psychological

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