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Focus on Health Program Bulletin

Bring the Heart Truth to your community! Most women do not know heart disease is the #1 killer of women. Only about one-third of women recognize heart disease as the leading cause of death. Only 9 percent of women ages 45 to 64 name heart disease as the condition they most fear, while 61 percent name breast cancer. Women fail to make the connection between the risk factors, their own personal risk factors, and their vulnerability for heart disease.

The Heart Truth is a national awareness campaign on women’s heart health sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The goal is to “put a face on heart disease.” In order to reach as many women as possible, the Heart Truth uses a multifaceted approach. The components include:

What can Clubwomen do?


» National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

» Women Heart, the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease


—Dana Clark (Pa.), GFWC Focus on Health Program Chairman

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