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Advocacy in Action

Advancing Access to Vaccines

Despite states reopening, the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues to spread in communities across the United States. Scientists are racing to find a vaccine and…

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Advocating for Women with Heart Disease in COVID-19 Relief Policies

As we face an unprecedented public health crisis, it is more important than ever that vulnerable populations are not forgotten or dismissed. People with heart…

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Talking about Heart Health and Pregnancy on Capitol Hill

Heart disease can impact women before, during and after pregnancy, and it is the number one cause of maternal mortality. As Congress advances legislation to…

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Congress Works to Address High Costs and Burdens on Patients

Like many other patients, women living with heart disease spend countless hours and thousands of dollars on health care costs. Over the past year, Congress…

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Raising Awareness of PAD on the Hill

On October 30, WomenHeart hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and its impact on women and African…

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WomenHeart Fights to Preserve Health Care Rights Law

WomenHeart led a group of fourteen patient and consumer organizations in responding to a proposed federal regulation that would roll back patients’ protections from discrimination…

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WomenHeart Promotes Diversity and Inclusion in Medical Research

As part of our ongoing work to increase women’s participation in medical research and diversity in clinical trials, WomenHeart weighed in with the Food and…

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New Regulations Threaten Low-Income Women’s Health Care

Health care clinics that serve low-income women are a critical resource for many communities. In particular, family planning clinics that receive federal support through the…

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Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehab Care

A new bill introduced by Representatives John Lewis (D-GA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE), HR 3911, would increase access to cardiac rehabilitation for women with Medicare.…

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WomenHeart Champions Affecting Change

WomenHeart was founded out of passion – three women’s desire to support other women with heart disease and to create change. They wanted address gender…

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