Advocacy and Support
Our interest in recruiting and mobilizing advocates for outstanding cardiovascular patient care traces back to 1980 — that's the year our founder, Dr. Raymond Bahr, launched Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC). Through his EHAC awareness campaign, Dr. Bahr invites individuals (even those as young as school age) to recognize the early symptoms of a heart attack. With more individuals learning about the "beginnings" of heart attacks, there's more time for preventive measures to take place for more victims of heart disease.
Along with recruiting and mobilizing EHAC advocates, we provide many types of materials and programs to reduce the effects of cardiovascular disease. "Taking Science to the Bedside"™ is an essential component of each of our Accreditation Programs. We invite you to learn more about how we work hand-in-hand with EHAC advocates to equip them with the support and resources they need to affect change wherever they might be located.
In addition to implementing one of our CV accreditation programs, we hope you will take adavantage of the many cardiovascular journals and books, and all of all of the educational tools and aides found on this web site and on acc.org. Thank you for joining us in the fight to eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.