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WomenHeart is committed to advocating for funds and programs and resources that enable women to practice prevention and ensure timely detection of heart disease. We advocate for policies that will: 

• Increase funds for public health campaigns to educate all women about their risk of heart disease, the signs and symptoms of heart disease, the need for treatment, and ways to prevent heart disease and improve the quality of life for women living with heart disease.
• Make prevention programs that screen for diabetes, elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure, and also promote physical activity and weight management more widely accessible to women.
• Increase funds for public health campaigns to promote healthy lifestyles- heart-healthy diet, physical activity and smoking cessation.
• Target education and public awareness efforts toward for minority women to address the increased risk of death from heart disease among African-American, Hispanic and Native American women.
• Expand and support the federal and state governments’ roles in diabetes prevention and nutrition education programs targeted to women and girls, with particular emphasis on preventing obesity by controlling caloric intake. 
• Increase funds to support smoking prevention and cessation programs, and assign the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) full authority over the manufacture, sale, distribution, labeling, and promotion of tobacco.
• Cease governmental financial support for the growth, promotion and marketing of tobacco, and create programs to help farmers and tobacco-growing areas develop economic alternatives to tobacco. 
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WomenHeart of Central Connecticut Support Network Meeting

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WomenHeart of Huntington Support Network Meeting

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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization with thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, health care providers, advocates and consumers committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives. WomenHeart supports, educates and advocates on behalf of the 42 million American women living with or at risk of heart disease. Our programs are made possible by donations, grants and corporate partnerships.

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WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is a founding partner of The Heart Truth Red Dress campaign. The Heart Truth and Red Dress are trademarks of HHS.