Cardiovascular Health Disparities in Underserved Populations

Charles P. Mouton, Michael Hayden, Janet H. Southerland

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African Americans are at increased risk for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and diabetes, which contribute to the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The disparities of CVD in underserved populations require targeted attention from primary care clinicians to eliminate. Primary care can provide this targeted care for their patients by assessing cardiovascular risk, addressing blood pressure control, and selecting appropriate intervention strategies. Using community resources is also effective for addressing CVD disparities in the underserved population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-273
Number of pages35
JournalPhysician Assistant Clinics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • African Americans
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Health disparities
  • Primary care management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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