How to Become a WomenHeart Champion
What is a WomenHeart Champion?
A WomenHeart Champion is a woman living with heart disease who has made the decision to join WomenHeart’s corps of over 749 trained community educators and peer support group leaders across the country. All WomenHeart Champions have completed training at WomenHeart’s annual Science & Leadership Symposium held in collaboration with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Armed with knowledge and confidence, these women take to their communities ready to tell their stories, spread awareness of the importance of heart health, and promote the educational, support, and advocacy programs available through WomenHeart.
This year’s Science & Leadership Symposium will take place October 7-10, 2016.
To be eligible to attend WomenHeart’s 2016 Science & Leadership Symposium you must:
Be a woman living with heart disease
Be at least six months post-diagnosis or major heart event
Be affiliated with a WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance (NHA) member
Complete a competitive application process
To become a WomenHeart Champion, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Identify the name and address of the hospital where you currently receive your cardiovascular care
Step 2: Find the name, phone number and email address of one of the following:
- Nurse Administrator
- Cardiovascular Service Line (Business) Director
- Marketing Director
- Head of the Cardiovascular Division (Physician)
- Cardiac Rehab Director
Step 3: Click here to complete our short questionnaire. Please be prepared to provide the above information.
Step 4: WomenHeart will contact the hospital to schedule a presentation about the benefits of becoming a National Hospital Alliance member and what steps they need to take to join!
Step 5: Once your hospital is an NHA member, you will be sent the link to the Science & Leadership Symposium application.
Step 6: Thoroughly complete the online application and submit all required materials and clearances by the deadlines provided.