WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium:
A Special Training for New Patient Support Group Leaders
May 16-20, 2014
Are you are a woman living with heart disease?
Would you like to learn more about heart disease and educate women in your
community about heart health? Would you like to establish and lead an in-person
patient support group for women living with heart disease in your local hospital?
Then find out how you can apply for this exciting training program through WomenHeart's National Hospital Alliance and become a WomenHeart
Champion. It is one of the most meaningful things you can do for yourself
and others in your community.
Video: Why I wanted to attend the Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic
The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
As the leading voice for the 42.7 million American
women living with or at risk of heart disease, WomenHeart: The National
Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the only national patient-centered
organization dedicated to promoting women's heart health through advocacy,
community education and patient support.
Founded in 1999 by three women heart attack
survivors, WomenHeart's founders transformed the isolation, confusion and
ignorance about women's heart disease into a call to action to save women's
WomenHeart's goal is to make sure
that all women heart patients can receive quality health care and have
access to education and emotional support.
To further this goal, in 2012, WomenHeart developed
the National Hospital Alliance.
Comprised of hospitals committed to
advancing women's heart health, the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance
is a partnership that seeks to ensure that women heart diseasepatients in
every community have access to information, education and patient
support services. Hospitals that join the Alliance have access to educational
materials and programs developed by the nation's medical leaders in
women's heart health, and are eligible to send two women from their community
who are living with heart disease to attend the WomenHeart Science &
Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic.
Science & Leadership Symposium taking place in Washington, DC
The focus of
the 2014 Science & Leadership Symposium is to train women with heart
disease to establish and lead patient support groups for women with heart
disease in their local hospitals through the National Hospital Alliance. The
goal is to have two women from each National Hospital Alliance member's
community attend the training and return to their community to lead and manage
this new WomenHeart Support Network at the hospital host site. You will learn
about the medical aspects of heart disease, how to educate women in your community,
and how to lead a patient support network. You will also learn how to tell your
personal heart story to inspire and empower other women to take charge of their
heart health. You will meet and bond with other women living with heart
disease, and learn from the nation's leading health care professionals,
cardiologists, experts in women's health, and communications professionals.
Please click through the links below to learn more about the WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium to determine if it is the right opportunity for you.
Learn More About WomenHeart Support Networks and Coordinators
The Application Process - Who, What, Where, When, Why
If you are applying through your hospital’s National Hospital Alliance, please
click here for the 2014 Science & Leadership Application Form (deadline: April 1, 2014)
can I bring the National Hospital Alliance to my hospital?
If you are a woman living with heart disease who
would like to become a WomenHeart
Champion but your hospital is not a member of the National Hospital
Alliance, it is not too late! WomenHeart accepts members for the National
Hospital Alliance throughout the year on a rolling basis. It is WomenHeart’s vision to bring this great
program to every community in need across the nation and with your help this
vision can come to fruition! If you are interested in working to develop
relationships with local hospitals in your community to spread awareness of
this program, please contact WomenHeart’s Chief Operating Officer, Mary
McGowan. Through this partnership, you will have the opportunity to apply to an
upcoming Science & Leadership Symposium and lead a patient support group.
Learn more about WomenHeart's National Hospital Alliance here!