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American Heart Month

Updated: May 14

February is National American Heart Month. “This Heart Month, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is encouraging women to listen to their hearts and speak up for their health. Women in the United States are experiencing unacceptable and avoidable heart-related illness and death. Over half of US women do not recognize that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women. DHDSP aims to shed light on this important topic so that women no longer experience delayed recognition, diagnosis, and treatment for cardiac events, such as heart attacks. Heart-health disparities specific to women widen and deepen when combined with race, ethnicity, and other social factors.” We encourage individuals, health care and public health professionals, and our partners to help close the disparities gap. You can learn more at American Heart Month 2024 Toolkits | cdc.gov 


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