As National Minority Health Month comes to a close, Boston Scientific recognizes the important work of our Close the Gap initiative, which aims to eliminate care disparities and improve patients’ access to health services regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity or primary language.
A piece of this work includes supporting and providing resources to organizations that are dedicated to promoting health equity. Recently, Close the Gap awarded a $250,000 grant to the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) in support of increasing disease state awareness and access to care within the black community. The grant will allow ABC to conduct screenings, programs and educational outreach events to support bringing patients into the treatment funnel and facilitating access to care.
“This grant serves as a testament to our commitment to ABC on behalf of Boston Scientific and Close the Gap, as it is partnerships like these that are imperative to reaching members of communities that are critically underserved,” said, Camille Chang-Gilmore, vice president, human resources and global chief diversity officer. “As leaders within our space, we are doing things that others can only try to emulate and that includes our outreach in driving awareness and supporting the care continuum for those who need it most.”
Sam Conaway, senior vice president, IC Sales and chairman of Close the Gap, Camille Chang-Gilmore, vice president, human resources and global chief diversity officer, and Kristin Hendrickson, director, Close the Gap, presented the grant during the ABC General Membership Dinner Meeting.