About Us

About Close the Gap

Our goal is to help you get access to the quality healthcare that care you need, but aren’t getting today.

What are Health Inequities?

Everyone deserves quality healthcare – regardless of who you are, what you look like or where you live. But you may not have equal access to treatment because of factors beyond your control, like your race, your sexual identity and age. This disparity is what we call “the gap” and it’s what we’re trying to eliminate.

 

For example, Blacks in the U.S. are 30%1 more likely to die from heart disease than Caucasians. We’re committed to making sure that you and your family don’t experience gaps like these.

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Our Vision and Mission

Our vision: To have a world where all patients - regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and sexual orientation - understand their medical conditions and have access to therapies to help them live better lives.

Our mission: To close the health inequity gap through provider education and collaboration, advocacy and society partnerships, and patient disease state awareness.

Areas of Focus

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We bring awareness to the treatment gap through partnerships with national patient advocacy organizations and minority associations. Together, we expand our reach and provide their physicians and patients with educational materials to help close the healthcare gap. 

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To help you understand how to reduce your risk for certain diseases, and what to do if you have symptoms or need treatment, Boston Scientific offers tools, such as a self-reported symptoms checker and a physician finder, so you can take charge of your health.

Resources & Support

Boston Scientific talked to patients around the country to find out what resources would be most helpful and designed this resource page with your needs in mind.

  • Learn about health conditions and treatments
  • Find a doctor near you
  • Review questions to ask your doctor
  • Get reliable rides to your appointment
  • Understand common medical terms

Health Equity News

Stay informed with recommended reading.

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NIH: Smoking linked to higher risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans

Our Commitment to You

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Years working to close the gap

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Committed to our patients and partner organizations

 

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Our goal for health disparities