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February 28, 2018

WomenHeart Wraps up Heart Month with Congressional Briefing on the Importance of African American Women Knowing Their Heart History and Getting Heart Screenings

 

February 6, 2018

Mother-Daughter Duo Vanessa Williams and Jillian Hervey Team Up with Burlington Stores and WomenHeart to #KnockOutHeartDisease in Women

 

November 27, 2017

WomenHeart Welcomes Calondra Tibbs as New Chief Operating Officer

 

October 17, 2017

WomenHeart Announces Class of 2017 WomenHeart Champions

 

October 5, 2017

WomenHeart Commences the 16th Annual Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN

 

July 18, 2017

15 National Patient Advocacy Organizations Urge Congress to Oppose the ACA Repeal and take a Bipartisan Approach to Reform 

 

June 28, 2017

Senate Health Care Bill Will Put Women with Heart Disease at Greater Risk

 

May 17, 2017

WomenHeart Announces Grant Applications Now Being Accepted For National Hospital Alliance Memberships
Grants Will Support Hospital Efforts to Advance Women’s Heart Health and Address Heart Valve Disease in Underserved Communities.

 

May 5, 2017

The American Health Care Act Does Not Improve Healthcare Access For Women With Heart Disease
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is opposed to The American Health Care Act, because it does not improve access to quality, affordable healthcare for women with heart disease.

 

May 2, 2017

WomenHeart Issues Policy Recommendations To Improve Access To Health Care For Women With Heart Disease
Recommendations Follow Survey and Focus Group Feedback, Indicating that Women Consistently Experience Cost and Access Issues, Even When Insured. 

 

April 26, 2017
WomenHeart Announces 2017 Wenger Award Winners
Honor Recognizes Those Making Extraordinary Contributions to Advancing Women’s Heart Health in Underserved Communities.

 

April 17, 2017

Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall 2017 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic
Hospitals Encouraged to Nominate Patients for Nationally-Renowned Training Program for Women Living with Heart Disease.

 

April 4, 2017

WomenHeart Announces its Most Significant Donation in the Fight Against Heart Disease in Women

Funds Donated through Burlington Stores Support Education and Resources for Women Living with or at Risk of Heart Disease.

 

March 8, 2017

The American Health Care Act Does Not Improve Access To Health Care For Women With Heart Disease

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease believes that all women should have access to affordable, high-quality health care.

 

March 6, 2017

Eleven Major Patient Groups Outline Joint Position on Health Care Reform

A coalition of eleven nonpartisan patient groups today laid out a joint set of goals they want Congress to focus on as it considers changes to the Affordable Care Act.

 

February 16, 2017

Updated Treatment Guidelines Help Expand the Circle of Care for Women Living with Heart Failure

Together with Patient Education and Support, WomenHeart Sees Potential in Expanded Treatment Options

 

February 1, 2017

WomenHeart & Burlington Stores Team up with Kelly Rowland to #KnockOutHeartDisease in Women

Burlington Hosts Free Heart Health Screenings Nationwide and Raises Funds to Support Education and Resources for Women Living with Heart Disease

 

Janurary 24, 2017

New Online Communities Bring “Virtual” Support to Women with Heart Disease

WomenHeart Teams with Peer Support Solutions to Connect Women with Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation, and General Heart Disease to Educators, Mentors and Other Survivors

 

October 24, 2016

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease Announces Class of 2016 WomenHeart Champions

39 women heart disease survivors graduate from the 15th Annual WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic and join National Corps of 788 WomenHeart Champions

 

October 7, 2016

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease Receives Community Grant from CVS Health

Grant to WomenHeart is part of CVS Health’s commitment to increasing access to quality healthcare

 

June 27, 2016

WomenHeart Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with ContextMedia:Health

WomenHeart health education materials now available in hospitals and clinics nationwide

 

June 20, 2016

The Foundation for the Public’s Health to Fund Medical Reserve Corps and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

The Foundation for the Public’s Health and WomenHeart will work with young women to develop an advocacy program to prevent chronic illness in the communities where they live

 

May 24, 2016

Burlington Stores Donate a Record Breaking $1.8 Million to WomenHeart as a Result of its 5th Annual Women’s Heart Health Campaign
Burlington Stores and WomenHeart’s 2016 partnership has helped to expand education, awareness and support for women living with and at risk for heart disease

 

Burlington Stores dona la cifra récord de $1,8 millones a WomenHeart gracias a su campaña anual para promover la salud del corazón de las mujeres
La alianza de Burlington Stores y WomenHeart en 2016 ha ayudado a ampliar los esfuerzos de concientización, información y apoyo para mujeres con cardiopatías y en riesgo de padecerlas

 

May 18, 2016

WomenHeart Publishes Policy & Research Recommendations and Findings from Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk Patient Survey in May/June 2016 Women's Health Issues Journal

 

May 16, 2016

16th Annual Wenger Awards Honors Those Making Extraordinary Contributions to Advancing Women's Heart Health 

 

March 10, 2016

Applications Now Being Accepted for Fall 2016 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic

Encourage your Hospital to Join WomenHeart's National Hospital Alliance and Apply for this Nationally Renowned Training Program for Women Living with Heart Disease 

 

February 16, 2016

Heart Failure Awareness Week

Media Campaign and Virtual Support Network for Women with Heart Failure to be Launched in May 

 

February 2, 2016

WomenHeart & Burlington Stores Team Up with Wendy Williams for #HealthyHeartSelfie Challenge

Burlington to also Host Free Heart Health Screenings Nationwide on February 5th

 

WomenHeart y Burlington Stores se unen a Wendy Williams para el desafío

#HealthyHeartSelfie Burlington también ofrecerá evaluaciones de la salud del corazón gratis en todo el país el 5 de febrero

 

December 10, 2015
America’s Health Rankings® 2015 Annual Report indicates that majority of preventable heart disease risk factors are still on the rise

November 10, 2015
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease appoints three new members to its Board of Directors

Three women heart disease survivors bring their personal experience  to national governing board of leading women’s heart health organization

 

October 27, 2015
First National Policy & Science Summit on Women’s Cardiovascular Health Provides Roadmap to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Leading Cause of Death in Women
 

October 21, 2015
WomenHeart recognized by the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention for its commitment to women’s cardiovascular health

WomenHeart CEO Mary McGowan accepts National Forum Heart Healthy Stroke Award for WomenHeart’s national campaign on atrial fibrillation and stroke risk in women

October 12, 2015
WomenHeart Announces Class of 2015 WomenHeart Champions 
60 women heart disease survivors commit to changing lives and communities by becoming community educators, Support Network Coordinators for other women living with heart disease – leading cause of death in women

 

September 29, 2015
WomenHeart Recognizes World Heart Day 

 

August 21, 2015
National Survey Seeks To Better Understand Patient Support Needs Of Multicultural Women Living With Heart Disease 

 

August 20, 2105
WomenHeart Launches First Virtual Support Network For Women Living with Atrial Fibrillation and their Caregivers 

 

August 19, 2015
Womenheart To Host First National Policy & Science Summit On Women’s Cardiovascular Health 
Commentary about the history of the women’s heart health movement and Summit published in the September/October journal Women’s Health Issues: Taking a Giant Step Toward Women’s Heart Health: Finding Policy Solutions to Unanswered Research Questions

 

July 16, 2015
WomenHeart Announces 8 National Hospital Alliance Membership Grant Recipients To Advance Women’s Heart Health In Underserved Communities

 

May 26, 2015

Burlington Stores Donate $1.16 Million to WomenHeart Resulting from Burlington’s 4th Annual Red Dress Event

Burlington and WomenHeart’s partnership expands education, awareness and support for women living with and at risk for heart disease nationwide 

 

May 26, 2015

Burlington Stores dona $1.16 Millones a WomenHeart como Resultado de su 4to Evento Anual ‘Red Dress Event’

Burlington y WomenHeart unidos educan, ayudan y apoyan a las mujeres que viven y están en riesgos de enfermedades cardiacas a través de la nación

 

 

May 7, 2015

WomenHeart participates in Measure Up/Pressure Down© National Day of Action

Day raises high blood pressure awareness, detection and control

  

May 7, 2015

WomenHeart co-hosts event with Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness at Quintiles

Congressional staff, patient groups and researchers discuss clinical trials enrollment challenges

 

May 6, 2015

WomenHeart praises the introduction of the Research for All Act of 2015

Legislation would improve NIH and FDA reporting of sex-specific research

 

April 28, 2015

WomenHeart announces findings of patient research on heart failure in women

Congressional briefing highlights policy and program recommendations indicating the need to remove barriers to proper treatment, improve access to care and increase participation of women in medical research

  

April 27, 2015

15th Annual Wenger Awards honors those making extraordinary contributions to women's heart health

CBS News Correspondent Lesley Stahl honored for educating viewers on the importance of sex differences to women’s cardiovascular health

  

April 21, 2015

Lord & Taylor announces first Charity Day to Support Women's Health

Partnership with WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease a key component

 

April 21, 2015

 

Applications now being accepted for WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance membership grants

Hospitals that reach underserved women with cardiovascular disease can improve community health 

April 8, 2015

WomenHeart announces findings of first patient research on cholesterol and familial hypercholesterolemia

Congressional briefing highlights results of national patient research indicating the need to improve medication adherence, access to medication and enrollment of women in clinical trials; policy recommendations made to improve adherence

February 24, 2015

WomenHeart names new Board Chair and appoints new Board members

WomenHeart Champion Kathy Webster of Kansas City takes the helm of the nation’s leading organization for women’s heart health

February 18, 2015

 

Mary McGowan named Chief Executive Officer of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

February 6, 2015

  

WomenHeart Celebrates American Heart Month 2015

Nation's leading organization for women's heart health offers free heart health screenings, educational webinars, and more 

February 3, 2015

 

WomenHeart & Burlington Stores Launch Heart of Fitness Tour to Raise Awareness and Help Combat Women’s Heart Disease 

WomenHeart and Burlington Take Charge in the Fight against Heart Disease by Offering Free Fitness Events and Raising Funds to Support the Cause

January 30, 2015

  

WomenHeart & Burlington Stores Lanzan ‘Heart of Fitness Tour’ para Crear Conciencia y Ayudar a Combatir Enfermedades del Corazón en la Mujer

WomenHeart y Burlington Se Unen en la Lucha Contra las Enfermedades del Corazón y ofrecen una Serie de Eventos de Entrenamiento Gratis y Recaudan Fondos para Apoyar a esta Causa

January 30, 2015

 

Silpada and WomenHeart Expand Partnership in 2015 

Initiative now supports women's leading heart health organization through sales of You've Got Heart Neckelace

January 5, 2015

 

WomenHeart and International Patient Groups Join Forces for New Global Heart Failure Alliance

International Heart Hub for Heart Failure Patients Committed to Improving Outcomes Worldwide 

 

WomenHeart Launches First National Patient Education Campaign for Heart Failure in Women

New campaign aims to improve quality of life and reduce hospitalizations for women living with heart failure 

  

WomenHeart Announces Class of 2014 WomenHeart Champions

40 women heart disease survivors commit to changing lives and communities by becoming community educators and Support Network Coordinators for other women living with heart disease, the leading cause of death in women.

October 22, 2014

 

Women Living with Heart Disease Can Apply for the 2014 WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic

Applications Accepted Through September 5th

August 21, 2014 

New FDA Action Plan Will Help Close the Health Care Disparities Gap for Women and Minorities
A statement from WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease with the American Heart Association, Society for Women's Health Research and National Women's Health Network
August 20, 2014

New JACC study calls attention to higher heart attack rates and worse outcomes among younger women, particularly younger African-American women

Greater emphasis needs to be placed on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of women’s heart disease

July 28, 2014

  

Applications now being accepted for WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic
Encourage your hospital to join WomenHeart’s National Hospital Alliance and become eligible to apply for this one-of-a-kind, nationally renowned program to support women living with heart disease!
July 16, 2014
 
New report documents devastating impact of public health cuts for women's heart health
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and coalition of more than 90 organizations call on Congress to stop cuts to public health programs
July 15, 2014

WomenHeart Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary

May 12, 2014


WomenHeart Champion Honored with National Woman’s Day Red Dress Award  [En Español]

Mildred Rodriguez recognized for leading Spanish-languagepatient education and support services, raising national spotlight on heart disease in Hispanic-American women
February 10, 2014
February 7, 2014
 

February 5, 2014

January 31, 2014
January 20, 2014
 
23 women heart disease survivors become community educators, support network leaders for other women living with heart disease – leading cause of death in women
October 14, 2013
 
Opportunity to learn about women's heart health and heart disease risk factors
September 10, 2013
 
August 22, 2013
 
High Blood Pressure is a Leading Risk Factor for Heart Disease
June 26, 2013 
 
May 13, 2013
May 10, 2013
April 23, 2013 
 
Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) among honorees 
April 8, 2013 
February 11. 2013
WomenHeart Launches American Heart Month with National Outreach to Hispanic-American Women
Para la Mujer Hispana is the first national heart health education initiative for Spanish speaking women.
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