AC Forum IDEA Committee & Webinar Series Starting March 18

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Committee

The Anticoagulation Forum is proud to launch the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Committee.  

The IDEA Committee was established to address systemic racism and the resulting health disparities. Through the IDEA Committee, the AC Forum will work to increase awareness and promote diversity in our leadership, membership, and programming. We hope our members will engage in this initiative to re-evaluate their current practice, work to reduce health inequities, and improve the quality of care for all patients.  

The goals of the IDEA Committee are to: 

  • Engage in active anti-racist efforts that will create meaningful change 
  • Be intentional about diversity in AC Forum leadership, membership, and programming 
  • Expand access to opportunities for Black and other clinicians of color in anticoagulation and related fields 
  • Increase awareness of structural racism and its impacts on health disparities 

Learn More

View the video to hear from Dr. Sara Vazquez, co-chair of the IDEA Committee, discussing the importance of this topic and relevance to every AC Forum member. 

Get Involved

If your organization is interested in partnering with the AC Forum on the IDEA Committee initiatives, please email Ashlee Talbot at

By working together with partners and allies, we can expand our reach and increase our impact.

Webinar Series

Starting March 18, 1-2PM EDT

Part 1: Call to Action: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities

Please join the AC Forum for a four-part webinar series highlighting the critical topic of structural racism and health disparities. In addition to increasing awareness, the series will include stories and shared experiences from both patients and clinicians on how racism has impacted them, concluding with a discussion on implementing real change in your practice. Join representatives from the American Heart Association, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and the Anticoagulation Forum for this important dialogue.

Webinar Series Events

  • Part 1: Call to Action: Structural Racism as a Fundamental Driver of Health Disparities: A Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association
  • Part 2: The Patient Experience – Stories We Can Learn From 
  • Part 3: How I Got Here – Clinicians’ Journeys Experiencing Racism
  • Part 4: Implementing Change – How We Are Addressing Health Disparities in Practice