Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Yet it disproportionately affects people of color because of:
Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives aim to improve representation of all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and other factors. UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute experts recognize that heart disease disproportionately affects minority populations and are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our heart and vascular experts are committed to partnering with community groups to overcome heart health disparities through:
For more information about health disparities, visit UPMC.com/healthdisparities.
Listen to this UPMC HealthBeat podcast featuring Dr. Countouris, who gives an overview of what women need to know to maintain a healthy heart.Listen to the podcast
Dr. Tertulien and other UPMC colleagues recently published research that revealed Black and Hispanic patients are less likely to get proper heart attack care.Read the article
Amber Johnson, MD, discusses heart disease risk factors, how to keep your heart healthy, and heart disease in the Black community with Charlie Batch as part of UPMC Check Your Heart.
UPMC has a commitment to advancing diversity and equity in heart and vascular medicine. Our experts publish novel heart health disparities research in national journals like the Journal of the American Heart Association.
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