The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) knows how important it is for you to have the latest information on prevention and treatment to help you best serve your patients. Each month, we will share a curated list of tools and resources that you can immediately put into practice.
Women and Heart Disease — News You Can Use
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.S. In fact, a recent study found that women are more likely than men to die from a heart attack in the year after having one. This American Heart Month, review new tools and research around heart disease prevention, and encourage your patients to follow recommended heart-healthy guidelines.
Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently developed a guide for public health professionals and other key stakeholders to improve cardiovascular health in their communities. This guide provides current information on heart disease preventive practices and community-level and health care system interventions, including:
Tools to Educate, Motivate, and Monitor Your Patients
The Million Hearts® program provides tools, protocols, and action guides to improve your practice and your patients’ cardiovascular health. Key offerings include:
For Your Patients
Encourage your patients to read the OWH’s heart disease and women fact sheet and the blog post An Interview About Heart Health: Drs. Dhruva and Redberg.
For more updates on women’s health, follow OWH on Twitter.
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