ABC and ACC collaborated on a two-phase initiative focused on disparities in access to treatment among minorities and underserved populations. The first phase of this initiative was a survey among ABC and ACC members which addressed current issues of access to cardiovascular therapies and perspectives of disparities that exist in patient care. The second phase was a Forum conducted at ACC.18 that brought together a diverse group of stakeholders to provide further insight and clarity around the issues of access, with a focus on the challenges faced by minority and underserved patients with varying levels of insurance.
Policies To Optimize Patient Access to Evidence-Based Therapies
Article published in the Journal of American College of Cardiologists, this paper summarizes the scope of CVD nonadherence, describes key U.S. Food and Drug Administration initiatives, and identifies potential targets for improvement.
Article published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, this paper identifies 8 practical approaches to addressing medication adherence with the potential to attenuate disparities. Keith C. Ferdinand, Kapil Yadav, Samar A. Nasser, Helene D. Clayton-Jeter, John Lewin, Dennis Cryer, Fortunato Fred Senatore