Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Heart Disease: Prevention and Access to Treatment for Minorities

 

NPA Partner Series Webinar Featuring the National Hispanic Medical Association
Heart Disease: Prevention and Access to Treatment for Minorities

DATE: July 18, 2018
TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

WELCOMING REMARKS: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

MODERATORDr. Rios

SPEAKERS:
  •        Martha L. Daviglus, MD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Institute for Minority Health Research; Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
  •        Jovonni R. Spinner, MPH, CHES, Senior Public Health Advisor, Office of Minority Health, Food and Drug Administration 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States (US) and second leading cause of death for Hispanic populations. However, heart disease is often preventable and manageable through lifestyle changes and efforts to stay heart healthy, such as engaging in physical activity; eliminating smoking; following a healthy diet; and managing cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose optimally. This webinar—hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and the Office of Minority Health’s National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA)—will provide an overview of heart disease and its impact on the Hispanic community and will share findings from NHMA’s Cardiovascular Disease and Hispanics Summit Series. The webinar also will describe the need for racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials of interventions for heart disease to ensure that communities of color have treatments that work for them. 

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