42 million American women have or are at risk of cardiovascular disease. In partnership with WomenHeart, The Foundation for the Public’s Health champions informed diagnosis, improved treatment, and increased awareness.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death for women. Often undiagnosed, untreated, and unaware, many women receive inequitable care when compared with men. So, what’s standing in the way of all women receiving the necessary care needed to stay healthy? Why are half of all cardiac arrest deaths among women preventable with basic lifestyle improvements, yet those interventions never come to bare?

Enter WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. WomenHeart understands the pressures women face, often being wife, mother, and professional all at the same time—all perfectly. Too many meet these high expectations at the expense of not paying enough attention to their health. But when women don’t value their wellbeing, they put themselves at risk, along with the resilience of their entire communities.

This video narrated by Soledad O’Brien – provides an overview of discrepancies in care and WomenHeart’s ongoing efforts to support women through the personal story of one of their WomenHeart Champions, WomenHeart’s trained volunteer community educators.

The Foundation for the Public’s Health, in collaboration with WomenHeart, advocates for the heart health of women throughout America—ensuring that no one’s heartbeat goes unheard. Through advocacy, education, public speaking, peer-led support, regular publications, and numerous other opportunities, WomenHeart brings the health of women into the light. Only there can we improve the hearts of mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, friends and colleagues everywhere.

The Foundation and WomenHeart are calling for concept note submissions to improve the heart health of women. If you represent a local health department, a 501(c)(3) organization, or other interested groups, and would like to present your ideas, please download, complete and submit your concept note form. We will review and share your ideas to see if we can build a fundraising campaign to implement your idea.

If you are a prospective donor who would like to discuss your ideas on how to improve the heart health of women, please contact us. Thank you for helping us build on the promise of public health.

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