WomenHeart is a national patient-centered organization that provides support, education and advocacy for women living with heart disease. The mission of WomenHeart is to improve both the quality of life and the quality of healthcare available for women living with heart disease, and to advocate for their benefit. Through our advocacy efforts, we strive to make prevention, early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of heart disease available to all women, without regard for their race, age, ethnic background, health insurance or socioeconomic status.
Policy Statement on Obesity
Statement on HRT
2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines
Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 (authorized as MDUFA II 2007)
We are committed to serving the needs of women with diagnosed heart disease. When heart disease prevention and treatment are delayed, countless years of productive womenpower are lost. We believe that access to health care, education and training enables women to take charge of their heart health and advocate for other women.
Strong, healthy and vibrant women care for their families, are productive in the workplace and donate countless volunteer hours to their schools and communities. Healthy women can change the world, and greatly influence the lives of their neighbors, colleagues and families. WomenHeart believes that health care policies should recognize and value the enormous contribution women are making to help America prosper.
Since heart disease is the #1 killer of women, improving the heart health of women should be a priority in health care reform. Check out this map below to see how heart disease affects women around the country:
Please click the links below for more information about how our agenda seeks to support women's heart health: