February is Heart Month, when the American Heart Association looks to spread awareness around heart health and heart disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the top killer of Americans. On top of that, it disproportionately effects minority populations. The American Heart Association aims to Bridge the Gap in heart disease, and recently put out an article that describes four main factors that affect racial and ethnic minority populations:
- Have higher rates of CVD and related risk factors.
- Consistently have lack of access of health insurance and quality health care.
- Lack of representation in health care workforce.
- Further data is needed that includes more diversity and a broader spectrum.
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