Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a leading—and preventable—cause of death in the United States. It affects nearly 20 million Americans and 200,000 of them—disproportionately from minority communities—suffer avoidable amputations every year.
The mission of the CardioVasular Coalition (CVC) is to advance patient access to care for PAD and in so doing improve quality of life, reduce care costs, and prevent limb loss.
During PAD Awareness Month, we encourage you to use the tools CVC has developed to raise awareness of the disease amongst your colleagues, patients, friends, and communities throughout September. These include:
- Sample social media posts
- PAD Awareness Month handheld sign—encouraging doctors who are helping patients save their limbs every day to take a photo using CVC's handheld "I saved a limb today!" sign
- Lawmaker one-pager
- PAD Awareness Month logo
- Op-Ed in The Hill