Uniting the Cardiovascular Profession—For Your Benefit
The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals will soon strengthen the ranks of the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals.
Seeing an opportunity to unite the profession and improve the benefits of current members of both organizations, ACVP and SICP leadership agreed to join together.
SICP & ACVP joining means more resources, better benefits for members.
This opportunity to consolidate resources and benefits will result in more resources, better benefits, and fewer "upkeep" costs for members of the combined organization.
ACVP was formed as a result of such alliances in the 1980s and 90s. This final combination will result in ACVP being the only professional association representing allied health cardiovascular professionals—a united profession.
As a true "alliance," ACVP has long found value in working with administrators, managers, technologists and nurses across disciplines, resulting in better inter-professional education and more exposure for our members.
Working together will promote quality cardiovascular care.
Working and learning together furthers ACVP's mission to promote quality provision of cardiovascular care.
Uniting for our members
SICP's support will introduce more invasive professionals to the Alliance—an immediate benefit for both group's members.
Joining together will immediately provide expanded networking opportunities and a more engaged, active community of professionals pursuing excellence.
This consolidation passes on value, opportunity and reach to the people who matter: our members.
SICP members will benefit from new connections with leaders and professionals in other cardiovascular specialties, while ACVP members will benefit from new connections with invasive leaders. Both groups will benefit from a larger community of professionals and more leadership and support.
ACVP looks forward to welcoming SICP's active leadership into the democratic governance structure of the Alliance, driven by dedicated volunteers like those in SICP.
ACVP also looks forward to supporting SICP's fellowship program and offering new fellowship opportunities to current ACVP members.
A united profession further strengthens ACVP's support for all cardiovascular professionals via advocacy. A larger, unified voice is simply more likely to be heard when and where it counts.
Allied health professionals make up the majority of the health workforce, but they are often not included in policy-making discussions.
In this chaotic political environment, with the future of health care in question, we need each other—we are stronger together.
ACVP has long been on the front-line of health care debates regionally and nationally, particularly in practice issues.
With the support of SICP, ACVP now represents the unified voice of all allied health cardiovascular professionals.
ACVP's diversity and structure further builds consensus into the advocacy process. As a democratic organization, our members drive the advocacy work of the Alliance, and policy-makers can be confident that the voice of the association is the voice of a diverse group of members speaking from consensus.
Both ACVP and SICP are excited about the impending changes and improvements for our members. We are about to enter a transition period, and we welcome contact and continued conversation from our members to ensure this period moves smoothly and effectively.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Peggy McElgunn, executive director of the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.