As a celebration of African American men and women, this Black History Month CMHC honors the unparalleled contributions to the field of cardiometabolic medicine by pioneers in health care and modern medicine. Not only have these medical professionals improved health care access for African Americans and promoted racial equality in hospitals and other institutions, but they have also been instrumental in the discovery of medical breakthroughs, novel surgical techniques, and other innovations advancing the practice of medicine. Below are some of the notable African American health care professionals that paved the way for future leaders in the field. Read more
February marks the beginning of Black History Month a tribute to African American men and women and annual commemoration of their achievements throughout U.S. history. Coinciding with American Heart Month, which strives to raise awareness among the population about cardiovascular health and disease prevention, the month of February brings much needed attention to persisting gaps in heart health outcomes between racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Despite significant advances in risk factor identification and improved management strategies for CVD, racial disparities in CVD morbidity and mortality remain, disproportionately affecting the African American population.