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Association of Black Cardiologists Announces
COVID-19 FAQ Community Watch


Editors: Daphne P. Ferdinand, RN, PhD and Paul Underwood, MD (ABC Community Programs Committee Co-Chairs); LaPrincess C. Brewer, MD, MPH; Rimsky Denis, MD, MPH, MBA; Keith C. Ferdinand, MD; Joyce Gwen Taylor, CHA; Kevin Alexander, MD (ABC Coronavirus Task Force Co-Chair); Norrisa Haynes, MD MPH; Peter Chin-Hong, MD; and Michelle A. Albert, MD, MPH (ABC President)

The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) issued patient-centered frequently asked questions (FAQ Community Watch) related to COVID-19 for community health advocates, faith-based organizations and other strategic partners. The ABC created FAQ Community Watch to provide concrete and trustworthy information about the danger and challenges of the disease with particular attention to those with cardiovascular disease. FAQs will continue to be updated as necessary.

ABC’s FAQ Community Watch comprises three documents: In addition to informing community members about the medical impact of the coronavirus infection, the Association seeks to raise awareness and encourage action within diverse populations. This is consistent with the Association's focus on traditionally underrepresented communities, particularly African Americans with heart disease.

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the African American community and those with heart disease, including high blood pressure, diabetes and heart failure, who are at the highest risk of severe infection. FAQ Community Watch addresses critical questions, including what factors put communities of color at increased risk, and what can be done to diminish the spread of COVID-19 and reduce their risk of deadly outcomes.

This collection of downloadable FAQs and accompanying educational resources are available on the ABC website and integrate with on-going actions initiated in response to the virus.

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