On May 15, 2018, the Institute for Patient Access convened its inaugural Cardiovascular Health Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. Patients, advocates, clinicians, Capitol Hill staff and government representatives used the day to explore how policies impact cardiovascular care across the country.
The day-long event was co-hosted by the Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health and the Alliance for Patient Access. Sponsorship support was provided by Amgen.
During a series of panels, onstage interviews and featured speakers, participants examined:
- Health plan barriers
- Ethnic and geographic disparities
- The role of technology in heart health
- The connection between diabetes and cardiovascular health
- The importance of the physician-patient relationship.