The CVC draws on the expertise of all its members to protect cardiac and vascular health – from prenatal to end-of-life care.
Founded in 2007, the coalition is working with, and influencing, central and local government; health and social care commissioners; service planners; and policy-makers to ensure cardiac and vascular health – including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease – is high on the agenda.
Excellent progress has been made tackling cardiovascular diseases over the last decade. But we cannot be complacent. The fact we're living longer and our lifestyles are unhealthier means more needs to be done to sustain and improve progress.
A new strategy
The Government launched its new Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy on March 5, 2013.
The CVC is delighted to see a number of important recommendations made in its joint APPG report – Tackling Cardiovascular Disease:Priorities for the Outcomes Strategy – have been included in the strategy.
It's hugely significant that the strategy will seek to tackle the health challenges we face in a joined up way. The CVC is now looking for ways to help and support the strategy so it can be translated into action in our communities.
The CVC draws on expertise from across the voluntary and patient advocacy sectors, and from eminent medical, research and academic professionals.
For more information about the CVC's work, or to discuss membership, email [email protected].