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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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Physical Activity to Prevent CVD Across the Lifespan: Local and Global Burden

By Elizabeth Moxley | May 27, 2022

Thank you to Kashica J. Webber-Ritchey, and Elizabeth Moxley, for this article on physical activity and its local and global burden. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of…

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Heart Health Screening: A Community Approach in Baltimore, MD

By PCNA | April 5, 2022

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) led by Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN and Dr. Diana Baptiste DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN  partnered with local Baltimore organizations to develop a…

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Legislative Series: Race and Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in America

By Sandra Dunbar | February 7, 2022

PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this review of the Legislative Series on Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America. In a democracy, we recognize that individuals have the opportunity to…

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Social Determinants of Health and Obesity

By PCNA | January 10, 2022

Implications for Clinical Research and Practice Thank you to Jillian Randolph BA, and Janna Stephens RN, PhD for this article connecting the social determinants of health and obesity. Obesity and…

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Health Equity: Cardiovascular Nurses’ Role

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | December 1, 2021

Advancing Health Equity Health equity has been defined as “When every person has a fair opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from…

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Recapping the Health Equity Summit 2021

By Sandra Dunbar | November 27, 2021

PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this helpful recap of the 2021 Health Equity Summit. You can view the recordings of Day 1 and Day 2 of the Health Equity…

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Is Cardiovascular Disease Part of Hispanic Heritage?

By Emily Jones | October 7, 2021

Thank you to Brenda Olmos, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and Emily Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA for this article on cardiovascular disease and Hispanic heritage. During Hispanic Heritage Month, many organizations are…

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