Ideas & Insights

From the Foundation and our Steering Committee members


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The Growing Importance of Social Determinants of Health
Blurring racial and ethnic categories make macro-level drivers a more important focus than ever before.
Authors: Judy Greener, Jessica Seyfried


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Could Clinician Sensitivity to Cultural and Historical Considerations Help Reduce COVID-19 Deaths among Blacks?
Authors: David Kountz, Fatima Rodriguez, Veronica Vital, Setu Vora, Ryan Gough, Jessica Seyfried
Community Health Builders Program: A Collaborative Model Connecting National Health Thought Leaders With Community-Level Champions
Authors: Linda Animashaun, Judith Greener, Jessica Seyfried, Evelyn Botwe
Heterogeneity of Lipoprotein(a) Levels Among Hispanic or Latino Individuals Residing in the US
Authors: Parag Joshi, Santica Marcovina, Kate Orroth, J Antonio Lopez, et al.


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Health Disparities Facing Black Communities
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA
Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Hispanic Population
Carlos Jose Rodriguez, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA
Data Gaps Affect Health Outcomes for South Asians
NMH Alliance Steering Committee member Dr. Latha Palaniappan discusses health disparities facing Asian/Pacific Islander communities and how the MWKF is working to build healthy communities.
Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS


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The Influence of Culture on Cardiovascular Health and Disease
Carmen Clelland, PharmD – Director of Office of Tribal Affairs and Strategic Alliances, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kevin Thomas, MD – Professor of Medicine, Duke University Veronica Vital, PhD – President, National Association of Hispanic Nurses Anabelle Volgman, MD – Professor of Medicine, Rush University Medical Center | Moderator: Sharon Moffatt, MSN – MWKF Board Member
The Influence of Social Determinants on Cardiovascular Health and Disease
Melisa Byrd – Senior Deputy Director, DC Department of Health Care Finance Elena Rios, MD – President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association Lindsay Videnieks, JD, Manager of Alliance for Patient Access’ CV Working Group | Moderator: Lionel Phillips, MWKF Board Chairman
The Influence of Genetics on Cardiovascular Health and Disease
Speaker: Carlos Rodriguez, MD