Advocacy in Action

WomenHeart Takes to Capitol Hill

Just hours after celebrating the Wenger Awards in Washington, DC, WomenHeart was on Capitol Hill advocating for policies to support women living with and at…

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WomenHeart Champions Featured at Cardiovascular Policy Summit

On May 16, 2019, WomenHeart participated in a Cardiovascular Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. The event brought together patient advocates, health care providers, federal officials,…

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Tell Members of Congress to Support the MOMMA’s Act

#HEARTSTRONG - Pam's Story Pam is not alone in experiencing a complication during pregnancy related to her heart. Heart disease is the leading cause of…

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Women with Heart Disease: Ask Your Doctor about Getting Pneumococcal Vaccines

Barbara Fleeman spent two years feeling sick and weak with no answers until a cardiologist finally gave her a diagnosis of heart disease. Having an…

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Recognizing Black Maternal Health Week

While the United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among developed countries, Black women are disproportionately impacted, regardless of income, socioeconomic status,…

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Diverse Women Leaders Making History for Heart Health

Not only were a record 127 women sworn in as members of Congress in January, a majority of the new women members were women of…

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ACA is Nine Years Old and Still Top of Mind for Lawmakers

Amy’s Advocacy Corner   On March 23, 2019, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) celebrated its ninth anniversary. In those nine years, the ACA has been…

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MOMMA Act Recognizes Threat of Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in pregnant and postpartum women. That’s why WomenHeart supports the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness…

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Knowledge Gap In Healthcare Harms Women with Heart Disease

Ask any WomenHeart Champion and they’ll tell you a story about a woman not being heard or taken seriously by their health care provider. Whether…

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President’s 2020 Budget Threatens Heart Disease Research

President Trump released his federal budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 on Monday, March 11, 2019. It proposes sweeping cuts to domestic programs and…

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