Heart Health Disparities Persist for African Americans

April is the National Minority Health Month in the United States. Although the health care field has come a long way to address health inequities, a new report published this month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services show that ethnic disparities persist today. The report highlights significant differences in several reported experiences and clinical care measures with care in which Whites receive favorable treatment over Hispanics, American Indian, Alaska Native, and African-Americans. In honor of National Minority Health Month, cardiovascular health disparities will be discussed as well as some innovative approaches to bridging the gap in health care.

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