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The All Hearts Collaborative is a partnership with three non-profit organizations–the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA), the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA), and Mobilizing Preachers and Communities (MPAC).

The Collaborative seeks support for an initiative to reduce cardiac healthcare disparities impacting Black and urban Americans by addressing the lack of medical practitioners and patient education about familial heart disease in underserved communities.

 

Our project will work with urban churches in primarily Black communities to increase patient knowledge of the importance of adhering to hypertension treatment plans and speaking to their physician about their family's heart history. It will also increase access to quality healthcare in these communities by educating community healthcare teams about the differential diagnosis of left ventricular hypertrophy, HCM, Amyloidosis, Fabry Disease, HFpEF, and other diagnoses. It will also provide referral patterns and travel support for patients who require specialized cardiac care.

Utilizing the strength of each contributing organization, this initiative will provide cardiovascular education to over 50,000 people over two years. This patient population will come from 30 churches in Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Birmingham, Columbus, Paterson, and Newark. This initiative will also educate over 150 community healthcare providers from the targeted communities over two years

For 2024, the All Hearts Collaborative seeks $200,000 in funding to support a pilot program that will reach four churches in New Jersey and New York City.

Funding for this project is being sought separately from annual sponsorship.

If your organization is interested in funding this important health equity project, please contact HCMA Assistant Director Elena Morgan at elena@4hcm.org

More information about the All Hearts Collaborative