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Helping with Healthy Equity

By Lisa Maher | June 6, 2024

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be highly preventable. Yet, despite the vast network of clinical settings and prevention and management strategies available to help patients reduce their risk for cardiovascular…

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Health Equity Affects Us All

By Susan Halli Demeter | October 2, 2023

Health equity affects us all, and successful approaches to addressing it include building trust between healthcare professionals and patients, recognizing and addressing barriers to care, and committing daily to improving…

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Race and Heart Disease in America: 2023 Policy Update

By PCNA | September 19, 2023

Newly elected lawmakers and shifting healthcare policy priorities open opportunities, or gaps, in education and awareness about ways to reduce disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and access to care. To…

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A Continued Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality

By PCNA | August 8, 2023

In our commitment to advancing maternal health, PCNA’s Advocacy Committee and other PCNA leaders present a renewed call to action in the fight against cardiovascular-related maternal mortality. Our Advocacy Committee…

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Health Equity Every Day

By Susan Halli Demeter | June 30, 2023

Ensuring that patients have the opportunity to attain their full health potential—regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other social determinants of health—requires commitment, tenacity, and actions by each of…

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Cardiovascular Health Among Immigrants and Displaced Populations

By PCNA | June 21, 2023

Immigrants and refugees face various health concerns that require early and rapid interventions to prevent adverse health outcomes. Nurses are pivotal in promoting cardiovascular health as they are equipped to provide equal and equitable healthcare in diverse settings.

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Cultural Safety

By Diana Baptiste | May 16, 2023

The Pursuit of Health Equity in Cardiovascular Healthcare Thank you to Raven Pierre, MSN, RN and Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA, FAAN for this article on cultural safety. The…

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Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America: 2022 Health Equity Legislative Update

By PCNA | February 25, 2023

Once again, PCNA has partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Medical Alley Association on a series designed to educate legislators about the links between race and cardiovascular…

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Hypertension Continues to be a Leading Cause of U.S. Maternal Mortality

By Emily Jones | November 10, 2022

The U.S. is in crisis when it comes to pregnancy-related maternal mortality (i.e., maternal deaths during or in the year following pregnancy). In late September 2022, the Centers for Disease…

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How Can Chinese Immigrants in Western Countries Take Care of Their Cardiovascular Health?

By Ling (Cristina) Zeng | July 1, 2022

Thank you to Cristine Zeng, PhD candidate, BN, MN, RN, Professor Lin Perry, and Dr Xiaoyue Xu for this article on cardiovascular health in Chinese immigrants. Cardiovascular Health in Chinese…

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