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The NIH urges women to protect their heart health
Date:2/1/2012

, In the Prime of her Life: an Update on Women and Cardiovascular Disease, at the Setai Fifth Avenue in New York City. Panel speakers include Nakela Cook, M.D., M.P.H, of the NHLBI and Sharonne Hayes, M.D., director of the Women's Heart Clinic at Mayo Clinic and associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. The panel topics include:
  • Deadly misperceptions about young women and heart disease
  • Obesity-heart disease connection
  • Heart health tips for high-risk pregnant women

Community Action Grants

For the fifth year, the FNIH will award grants to help communities mobilize efforts to increase heart disease awareness and foster healthy behavior change, especially in African-American women, low-income women, and women who live in rural areas. This year, six grants will be awarded. Recipients are listed below:

  • Northeast District Department of Health, Brooklyn, Conn.
  • St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Inc., Edgewood, Ky.
  • North Country Health Consortium, Littleton, N.H.
  • Dallas County Health Department, Buffalo, Mo.
  • Refugee Women's Alliance, Seattle, Wash.
  • Divas, Making Our People Healthier (MPH), College Park, Md.

To date, 31 grants have been awarded by the FNIH as part of a public-private partnership with the NHLBI in support of The Heart Truth. Funding is provided by the FNIH and partners of The Heart Truth.

The Heart Truth contributes to progress toward the heart disease and stroke objectives and targets that are set forth in Healthy People 2020, the nation's health promotion and disease prevention objectives for the decade. http://www.healthypeople.gov


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