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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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WomenHeart Hosts Hill Briefing on Women’s Inclusion in Heart Research

As we close out Heart Month 2019, WomenHeart hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill focused on Women’s Inclusion in Cardiovascular Research. Partnering with the American…

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House Committees Focus Attention on ACA and Pre-existing Conditions

Amy’s Advocacy Corner Over the last few weeks, different House committees have held hearings about the Affordable Care Act and provisions that protect people with…

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“Women’s Health Research Day” Legislation Introduced

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced a bill supporting the designation of a Women’s Health Research Day. Three years ago, Jan. 25,…

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Judge Rules ACA Unconstitutional

Months after several states challenged the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, in court on December 14, 2018, the district court judge in Texas…

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December 2018 – Sharing the Voices of Native American Communities

Amy’s Advocacy Corner Heart disease is the number one killer of Native American women. As an organization dedicated to serving diverse communities of women living…

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Forging New Paths for Native American Heart Health

On December 5, WomenHeart collaborated with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to co-host a Convening on Native American Women’s Heart Health in Washington, DC.…

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November 2018 – Joining Forces for PAD

Amy’s Advocacy Update Earlier this month, WomenHeart hosted a convening on women and Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). We brought together health care providers and advocates…

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