Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

The ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for prevention professionals within the ACC, advocating for and advancing the priorities of the community.


Combining a unique blend of forum and network, the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Member Section serves as a College-wide resource for issues related to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Explore these pages to find out how we do it and who we are.

Become a Member — Join Now.

Serve as a voice for your community and become a part of the Prevention Member Section today! To join, opt in on your member profile at any time, call the ACC's Resource Center at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 or check the box on your dues statement each Fall.

Member Benefits

The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section membership provides participants with opportunities to make a difference:

  • Network with colleagues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance your career
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Expand upon your interests within the specialty

Message From the Chair

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This Section evolved from the original ACC Prevention Committee in March of 2014 as it became clear that CVD prevention, both nationally and globally, is an important priority of the American College of Cardiology. Read more >>>

The goal of this Section is to serve as a point of identification and a forum for ACC members with an interest in the broad range of issues in CVD prevention.

The ACC membership includes numerous experts in CVD risk assessment, management of hyperlipidemia, control of hypertension and diabetes, genetics and epigenetics of CVD risk factors, tobacco cessation, biomarkers of CVD risk, thrombosis and hemostasis, healthcare disparities, as well as other areas impacting CVD risk reduction.

As the Chair of the Section, I welcome any and all of our ACC members to join and contribute to the important work of this Section!

For more information, please contact staff liaison Sarah Sears at

Chair, Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Section Council

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Section News

Cardiology; Jan. 2017

ACC Council Perspective Looks at Lifestyle Modifications For Preventing and Treating HF

November 9, 2018

Highlights From JACC

While continued improvement in medical and device therapy for heart failure has led to better survival rates, there may be stronger evidence that heart failure can be prevented by favorable lifestyle choices vs. treatment of existing heart failure, according to a perspective from ACC's Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council published Oct. 29 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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