This project focuses on a high-risk area, cardiovascular disease, and seeks to train minority healthcare providers and their patients to improve patient engagement in cardiovascular research. The project will train Association of Black Cardiologists members and their patients on patient-centered outcomes research. By doing this, the team will increase capacity and efficiency for more involvement from minority patients in the research process. The result of increased diversity is expected to lead to improvements in clinical care by answering research questions that are meaningful to minority patients and applying the results in real-world settings. The University of Maryland (UMB) School of Pharmacy is collaborating with the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) and the National Health Council (NHC).