Happy Holidays from the
NMC Alliance!
As this challenging year comes to a close, we would like to thank all of our colleagues for their steadfast support of minority cardiovascular health. Your work prompted important conversations about race and equity on a local and national stage.
NMC Alliance's Year in Review
This newsletter contains an overview of the work of the NMC Alliance's in 2020. We would like to thank our Board Members, Steering Committee, partners, sponsors, and staff for their hard work in advancing the mission and goals of the NMC Alliance.
Master Class on Dyslipidemia
We developed and launched a Master Class on Dyslipidemia to support communication about dyslipidemia between clinicians and minority patients.

In 2020, Phase 1 of the Master Class was completed. This included holding focus groups, analysis of the findings, and finalizing the program. Though we intended to deliver live programming at a number of conferences this year, like many, we instead delivered two virtual programs reaching over 75 clinicians and health care professionals. In 2021, the NMC Alliance looks forward to expanding the program by holding additional focus groups and taking a deeper dive into our findings.

Visit our website for more information, and be sure to reach out if you'd like to host a free training for your organization!
Ancillary Study of Latinos (SOL)
The NMC Alliance is conducting an ancillary study within the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos in order to better understand biomarkers specific to dyslipidemia in Hispanic/Latino sub-group populations. Sampling is underway and should be completed towards the end of 2021. Read more about the study here.
Writing Committee
This year the NMC Alliance initiated a writing committee and published its first White Paper outlining the development and priorities of the Alliance. The White Paper provides a high-level overview of the Alliance and its vision going forward. In addition, the Writing Committee currently has an article in review with data from our cardiovascular patient experience survey. We look forward to more research and papers in the coming year. Read our White Paper here.
eCARDIO Hub Launch
2020 also brought the launch of the electronic Clearinghouse for Articles, Research, Data, Insights, and Outcomes (eCARDIO) Hub. eCARDIO Hub now has over 1000 articles! This free resource has updated research and data regarding minority cardiovascular health including news and research on COVID-19's impact on minority health. We encourage you to share this resource with your colleagues and organizations and submit your information for inclusion. For more information please see below:
Annual Meetings
Although we could not gather in person this year, we were still able to have robust conversations, meetings, and events virtually. Our annual Steering Committee meeting offered the opportunity for members to come together and discuss the current strengths and challenges facing minority cardiovascular health. The Committee outlined Alliance activities and priorities for the coming year.

Our 3rd Annual Town Hall: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity on Cardiovascular Health was also a success. Panelists and speakers shared insights on race and CVD as well as the importance of diversity in clinical trials. More details and select highlights can be found here.
Features

Check out our partner spotlight from The Heart Truth here!
Looking Ahead
The NMC Alliance is looking forward to launching a new program in 2021, the Community Leader Engagement Program. Keep an eye out for more details coming soon.
Thank you Sponsors!
Make Well Known Foundation is grateful for the unrestricted support of our sponsors Amgen, Esperion, and Pfizer to make the Alliance initiative possible.
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NMC Alliance Mission

Together, we are working to better understand the similarities and uniquenesses of genetics, culture, and socioeconomic status, in order to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease and manage the health of African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander and Native American populations.