February 2022: Heart Health Awareness Month❤️


According to the WHO (World Health Organization), 17,9 million people die each year from CVD (cardiovascular diseases), an estimated 32% of all death worldwide. Cardiovascular diseases disproportionately impact women and are responsible for 35% of deaths in women each year. In this article, you will find a listing of useful resources and activities to help you raise awareness and advocate for heart health during Heart Month. 


🗣️ Advocate for heart health and educate people in your network 


Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered. We compiled a list of websites that offer key facts and figures to advocate for heart health: 

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a series of toolkits available here with different key messages adapted to different audiences (health care professionals, public health professionals or individuals and patients).  
  • Live in the United States and want state-specific information to raise awareness of CVD? The NHLBI info cards can be shared in any state: access resources 
  • The WHO also shared global statistics to reshare with your network: download fact sheets 
  • Looking for statistics on women and CVD?  The Lancet Women and Cardiovascular Disease Commission offers an abundance of resources. Now is a great time to reshare them with your network. 


🩺 Encourage people of your network to make heart health a part of their routine 


Share tips and encourage people in your network to make heart health a priority in their self-care routine. Below, youll find a series of social media graphics and materials to share this month:  

  • The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created a series of materials, part of the #OurHeart campaign, along with inspirational self-care quotes and more: See now  
  • NHLBI also gives you the opportunity to create your own social media graphics using their PowerPoint template: Available here 
  • On Friday, February 4th, its National Wear Red, get ready and download your shareable graphics here 


🗓️ Join offline and online events  


Many organizations organize events during February 2022. A few are highlighted below:

The media outlet Everyday health created a great article with most of the major Heart Month events in the United States. Check it out here 


👩‍⚕️ Go the extra mile and see 25 ways to take part in Heart Month 


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⬇️ Download PDF 


And as rightly said by the American Heart Organization, Losing even one woman is not an option.

Advocate for women and their health this month and every month! 


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