Expanding Our Focus
Given that risk factors for CVD as well as other diseases that substantially impact underserved minority populations, such as cancer and diabetes, are the same; we feel that a slight shift in
the focus of the Alliance may enable the organization to better support our constituents.
Going forward, we are broadening our remit and changing our name to the National Minority Health Alliance. Our primary focus will continue to be in support of cardiovascular health equity, but this expanded focus will enable us to better support the health of underserved minority Americans.
Thank you to our current partners for your continued support of the Alliance, and we look forward to building new relationships as we continue this important work together.
ORIGINS OF THE NMH ALLIANCE
Understanding the Need...
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death for all US populations
As America grows more diverse, ethnic and racial minorities are plagued by higher prevalence and CVD mortality rates.
An opportunity exists to address documented health, socioeconomic, cultural, access to care, and health literacy inequities.
Currently, there is no central space for diverse groups to come together for focused, open, and constructive dialogue on shared best practices and how to solve the CVD problems and more.
African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian communities may face unique cardiovascular challenges.
A central space to fill a critical gap for
minority cardiovascular health and beyond.
The Make Well Known Foundation established the National Minority Health
(NMH) Alliance, a collaborative initiative that will help fill a critical gap in understanding
underserved minority cardiovascular health and beyond.
The NMH Alliance provides a central space for diverse groups to pursue meaningful dialogue and solutions related to cardiovascular disease disparities faced by people in minority populations.
The NMH Alliance’s nationally renowned thought-leaders have been assembled to develop an action agenda in support of those living with cardiovascular disease who are of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian descent. Together, the goal is to strengthen the Alliance’s constituents through shared purpose, increased capacity, and expanded resources.
Together, we are working to better understand the similarities and uniquenesses of genetics, culture, and socioeconomic status, in order to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease and manage the health of these populations.