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The American Medical Association’s mission is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
The American Medical Association looks forward to working with the Release The Pressure Heart Health Squad to ensure that the Black community has the power, information, knowledge, opportunities, conditions, and resources to achieve optimal health and wellness.
The mission of the American Heart Association is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
Our work with the coalition is part of the American Heart Association’s on-going efforts to build a sustainable culture of health among diverse communities, in particular reaching key populations with high blood pressure messaging to impact heart health for generations. Cardiovascular disease claims the lives of more Black women than all forms of cancer, accidents, assaults and Alzheimer’s Disease – combined. For decades, the death rate due to cardiovascular disease and stroke among African Americans has been higher than that of all other race/ ethnicity groups. We’re here to improve health, reduce the gap in health disparities, and achieve equitable health and well-being for all Americans.
The AMA Foundation’s mission is to bring together physicians and communities to improve the nation’s health.
The AMA Foundation is proud to join the AMA as part of the Release The Pressure heart health squad in forging new alliances to reduce disparities in chronic disease. AMAF looks forward to being part of the Release The Pressure coalition to support the heart health of African Americans.
The mission of the Association of Black Cardiologists is to promote the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in Blacks and other minorities and to achieve health equity for all through the elimination of disparities.
The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), over many decades, has created extensive community health promotion programs for blood pressure control, including Baltimore, MD, New Orleans, LA and numerous geographically diverse sites. The concept of using barbershops, beauty salons, and faith-based locations as hypertension control sites has historically been a major component of the ABC commitment to the Black community. Training community health advocates as hypertension control advocates has been an integral component of our community programs to prevent hypertension. The ABC is pleased to participate in this collaborative effort which augments the ABC long history of national events, educational seminars and outreach to the Black community to improve blood pressure control and overall cardiovascular health.
The mission of the Minority Health Institute is to advance the health and wellness of communities of color and those in financial need.
The work of the coalition is important to the Minority Health Institute because one of our objectives is to partner with groups that have the same goals as ours so that together we can have a more powerful impact upon our common adversary, high blood pressure in Blacks.
The National Medical Association promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent. The mission of the organization is to advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy to promote health and wellness, eliminate health disparities, and sustain physician viability.
The National Medical Association celebrates the collaboration to highlight the importance of blood pressure control and management. African Americans not only have the highest rates of hypertension in the US, but earlier onset. The implications of disparity of hypertension in African American men and women has remained a focus of the National Medical Association as we continue to pursue the elimination of health disparities. The NMA is optimistic the tools and education embodied in this coalition will galvanize a movement and commitment to “Release The Pressure”.