Diversity Equity Inclusion Statement | Heart Rhythm Society

Diversity Equity Inclusion Statement

Joint Society Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity

The American College of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Association of Black Cardiologists, Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons are committed to advancing health equity regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status or geography and to expanding our efforts to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the cardiovascular profession.

In the United States, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death, and Americans of African, Hispanic or Indigenous descent have disproportionately suffered worse outcomes with respect to life expectancy, disease burden and access to care. It is essential for our health care environment to reflect the diversity of our many communities to bridge the gap in health outcomes.

Patients and communities benefit from a diverse clinician workforce and deserve access to high-quality care regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status or geography. We will continue to work to fortify the clinician pipeline by ensuring it is representative of the unique needs of a diverse population while creating opportunities for clinicians to care for the communities they come from and for patients who share their race, ethnicity and/or life experiences. By establishing inclusive environments where different perspectives are valued, we can identify gaps in care delivery and encourage innovation, guiding us toward achieving our shared goal of optimal cardiovascular health nationwide.

Supporting Organizations

American College of Cardiology
American Society of Echocardiography
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Association of Black Cardiologists
Heart Failure Society of America

Heart Rhythm Society
Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomograph
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Heart Rhythm Society Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

HRS stakeholders share a common passion for accomplishing our mission to end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.

We believe our diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests are assets in reaching that goal, and we are committed to providing an inclusive environment in all our activities, where everyone feels valued, respected, and welcome.

We strive to have organizational leaders who represent all aspects of our diversity and who promote the diversity, equity, and inclusion that are essential to our success.



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