The MACVPR was formed so that health professionals in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation would have a forum to share knowledge and resolve common issues.

The Maryland state affiliation of the AACVPR was established on March 14, 1988.

Debra B. Lund, was instrumental in starting the organization along with Kerry J. Stewart, Jeanne E. Ruff, and Tina Milman.

The MACVPR is grateful for their leadership, time, and expertise as they continue to support the advancement of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation at the state and national level.

Goals

  • To improve the clinical practice of professionals in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation based on the national standards of AACVPR.
  • To provide educational opportunities to professionals in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • To provide a means of promoting scientific research.
  • To increase the community’s awareness of the need for and availability of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.

  • To provide a broad basis of support for the solving of problems in the area of rehabilitative services.
  • To promote the highest quality of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programming throughout the state of Maryland.
  • To support the goals and objectives of the AACVPR at the state level.