You know you have gaps between the real and the ideal, but what can you do to close them?

Here are some tools and resources suggested by partners to address disparities in the cardiovascular health of your populations:

"heat map of heart disease rates in washington"

Heart Disease and Stroke Map: This interactive map shows CDC data on Heart Disease and Stroke by WA state county.

Racial Disparities in Cardiovascular Care: A Review of Culprits and Potential Solutions

Cultural Competence in Health Care: Is it important for people with chronic conditions?

Health Literacy and Cardiovascular Disease: Fundamental Relevance to Primary and Secondary Prevention: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Also visit the following sections of this site for other strategies that can be applied to specific populations in our setting and practice: