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NPA/NHMA Webinar: Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities

Posted by on June 29th, 2018 Posted in: Chronic Disease, Minority Health Concerns, Public Health

This webinar in July on Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment Disparities —hosted by the National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA) and the Office of Minority Health’s National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA)—will provide an overview of heart disease and its impact on the Hispanic community and will share findings from NHMA’s Cardiovascular Disease and Hispanics Summit Series. The webinar also will describe the need for racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials of interventions for heart disease to ensure that communities of color have treatments that work for them.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death for Hispanic populations. However, heart disease is often preventable and manageable through lifestyle changes and efforts to stay heart healthy, such as engaging in physical activity; eliminating smoking; following a healthy diet; and managing cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood glucose optimally.

DATE: July 18, 2018

TIME: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Welcoming Remarks: Elena Rios, MD, MSPH, President and CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association

Moderator: Dr. Rios


  • Martha L. Daviglus, MD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Institute for Minority Health Research; Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jovonni R. Spinner, MPH, CHES, Senior Public Health Advisor, Office of Minority Health, Food and Drug Administration

Learn more and register here:

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Kay Deeney, MLS AHIP is the Education & Outreach Librarian with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region located at UCLA.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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