WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic
October 10-13, 2014
A Special Training for Community Educators
*Application deadline is September 5, 2014Are you are a woman living with heart disease? Would you like to learn
more about heart disease and educate women in your community about heart
health? Then find out how
you can apply for this exciting training program through WomenHeart and become a WomenHeart Champion. It is one of
the most meaningful things you can do for yourself and others in your
Note: Attendees are responsible for all transportation costs to and from the conference-all expenses at the conference are covered by WomenHeart (hotel, meals, and Symposium fees).
WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
As the leading voice for the 42.7 million American women living with or at
risk of heart disease, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart
Disease is the only national patient-centered organization dedicated to
promoting women's heart health through advocacy, community education and
Founded in 1999 by three women heart attack survivors, WomenHeart's founders
transformed the isolation, confusion and ignorance about women's heart disease
into a call to action to save women's lives. WomenHeart's goal is to make sure
that all women heart patients can receive quality health care and have
access to education and emotional support.
WomenHeart Champions are the "boots on the ground" in the fight against heart disease. They are women with heart disease who have been trained to share their stories and important messages about heart health to empower women to take charge of their heart health. They often partner with local organizations such as hospitals, worksites, places of worship, and other local organizations to distribute educational materials, give presentations, conduct special events, or encourage the media to cover heart health stories. WomenHeart Champions also participate in Sister Match, which connects newly diagnosed women with volunteers who provide peer support via phone, e-mail, or in-person; and HeartScarves, in which handmade red scarves and heart health information are delivered to women who have suffered a heart event and/or are hospitalized after a health procedure.
Science & Leadership Symposium
This year the Science & Leadership Symposium will have two tracks for training WomenHeart Champions.
Through the Community Educator training program, you will learn about the medical aspects of heart disease and how to educate women in your community. You will also learn how to tell your personal heart story to inspire and empower other women to take charge of their heart health. You will meet and bond with other women living with heart disease, and learn from the nation's leading health care professionals, cardiologists, experts in women's health, and communications professionals. If you would like to apply for the Fall 2014 Symposium for Community Educators, please click here.
The other parallel training track will train women to be Support Network Coordinators and will prepare women with heart
disease to establish and lead patient support groups for women with heart
disease in their local hospitals through the National Hospital Alliance. If training to be a Support Network Coordinator is your focus and passion, please visit the Support Network Coordinator Science & Leadership Symposium page and separate application.