WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic
A Special Training for New Patient Support Group Leaders
Fall applications available June 2014. If you are interested in applying for the Spring 2014 Symposium, please click here.
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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. Read more here: Partnership between patients and hospitals promotes good heart health for women
WomenHeart: 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
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 lives. 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
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 disease patients 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.
Science & Leadership Symposium
The focus of
the 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.
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. Click here to learn more about the National Hospital Alliance.