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Invited Commentary
August 28, 2019

Closing Gaps in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Through Community-Centered Primary Health Care Interventions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 3Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA Cardiol. Published online August 28, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2019.3129

The burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has increasingly shifted toward low- and middle-income countries.1 As the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases rapidly increases in these settings, their health systems are grappling with how to provide high-quality care with limited resources. A key target of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders in 2015 is to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030.2 Meeting this goal will require accelerating implementation of effective, equitable, and resilient CVD prevention interventions for populations in low- and middle-income countries.

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