The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Initiative was established to address systemic racism and the resulting health disparities. Through this Initiative, the AC Forum will work to increase awareness and promote diversity in our leadership, membership, and programming. We hope our members will engage in this initiative to re-evaluate their current practice, reduce health inequities, and improve the quality of care for all patients.
Listen as our IDEA Initiative Committee members discuss the importance of this topic and relevance to every AC Forum member.
Learn More & Get Involved
April Allen (Co-Chair), PharmD, CACP
Sara Vazquez (Co-Chair), PharmD, BCPS, CACP
Stacy Ellsworth, RN, MSN, CCRC
Danielle Jenkins, RN, BSN
Julia Mulheman, PharmD
Surabhi Palkimas, PharmD
Anush Patel, MD, FACP
Terri Schnurr, RN, CCRC
Terri Wiggins, MS
Naomi Yates, PharmD, BACP
Learn how health disparities impact a patient’s access to quality health care and anticoagulation therapy.
Rapid Resource: Social Determinants of Health & Patient Care
This resource provides a brief overview the social determinants of health and highlights actions practitioners can incorporate into their practice to address health disparities.
The IDEA Initiative has developed a webinar series to highlight the critical topic of structural racism and health disparities. This series includes stories and shared experiences from both patients and clinicians on how racism has impacted them, as well as discussions on implementing real change in your practice.
Health Disparities in PAD: What to Know as an Anticoagulation Provider
Could I Have Prevented a Stroke? Understanding the Social Determinants of Health
Addressing Health Disparities in Your Practice
Call to Action: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities: A Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association