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Legislative Series: Race and Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in America

By Sandra Dunbar | February 7, 2022

PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this review of the Legislative Series on Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America. In a democracy, we recognize that individuals have the opportunity to…

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Social Determinants of Health and Obesity

By PCNA | January 10, 2022

Implications for Clinical Research and Practice Thank you to Jillian Randolph BA, and Janna Stephens RN, PhD for this article connecting the social seterminants of health and obesity. Obesity and…

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Health Equity: Cardiovascular Nurses’ Role

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | December 1, 2021

Advancing Health Equity Health equity has been defined as “When every person has a fair opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from…

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Recapping the Health Equity Summit 2021

By Sandra Dunbar | November 27, 2021

PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this helpful recap of the 2021 Health Equity Summit. You can view the recordings of Day 1 and Day 2 of the Health Equity…

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Is Cardiovascular Disease Part of Hispanic Heritage?

By Emily Jones | October 7, 2021

Thank you to Brenda Olmos, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and Emily Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA for this article on cardiovascular disease and Hispanic heritage. During Hispanic Heritage Month, many organizations are…

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Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality

By PCNA | August 25, 2021

PCNA’s Advocacy Committee authored an article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing titled A Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality – Inequities in Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color. Aptly…

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Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and CVD

By Emily Jones | June 28, 2021

Pregnancy Presents Distinct Opportunities for Nurse-Led Maternal Cardiovascular Disease Prevention United States maternal health is currently under the microscope. Unacceptably high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity have required maternal…

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Letter from the President: Health Equity

By PCNA | June 2, 2020

We have faced unprecedented challenges these past few months and we are proud of the work you do every day addressing the challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently…

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Lower Socioeconomic Status and Cardiovascular Health

By Sandra Dunbar | November 27, 2019

Linking Poverty and Disease Lower socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events. However, the mechanisms linking poverty and low fiscal resources…

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