2023 Family Heart Global Summit

Bad for All, Worse for Some: Tackling Disparities in Cardiovascular Care

Family Heart Global Summit 2023This very important session was focused on racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular care and how we can close those gaps in care. The session included the lived of experience of Aditi Durga, a Family Heart Advocate. It also included presentations from Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Dr. Nathalie Moise, and Dr. Keith Ferdinand.

Dr. Ferdinand shared a recent analysis which estimated that the economic burden of racial, ethnic and educational health disparities in the US amounts to $451 billion annually, and this burden is disproportionately borne by African-Americans, Hispanics, and those with lower levels of education.

 

“I'm driven by the moral aspect of it. You may not be. Whether or not you self-identify as a racial or ethnic minority doesn't make a difference. It is a practical crisis because here in the United States, we uniquely waste health care dollars treating patients with end stage disease which could have been prevented.”

– Dr. Keith Ferdinand

 

 

“We're talking about widening the lens, but as we think about widening the lens, health equity should be front and center. And the work of dismantling these disparities should not fall on only those who are affected by them, but everyone in this room should see the need to advocate for health equity.”

– Dr. Yvonne Commodre-Mensah

Family Heart Global Summit 2023
Family Heart Global Summit 2023
Family Heart Global Summit 2023
Family Heart Global Summit 2023
Family Heart Global Summit 2023