Women truly care for all those around them. In fact, the CDC estimates that over two thirds of caregivers in the U.S. are women. But when it comes to managing heart failure, women–especially Black and Latina women—face significant challenges in getting the best care possible.
There is a critical need to address health equity and disparity issues for Black and Latina women with heart failure.
Hear Your Heart is a call-to-action for women with heart failure to prioritize their health. Our goal is to help these women feel confident in asking for the resources they need to feel their best while managing the condition and be their own heart success advocate.
Heart failure is a chronic, debilitating condition that occurs when the heart is not pumping enough blood for a body’s needs. The condition affects more than six million people in the U.S., accounts for more than one million hospitalizations a year and can severely impact quality of life. As of 2019, heart disease, which includes heart failure, was the number one cause of death in the U.S.
The health disparities for women with heart failure highlight a clear unmet need that demands the attention of patients, caregivers and health care professionals. Together, we must do more.
Heart failure care can be complicated and overwhelming, but having the right support and practicing self-care can make a big difference.
Whether you're a woman with heart failure, a medical professional, or care partner, these helpful fact sheets can help you get a better understanding of how to prioritize care every step of the way.
For women with heart failure
Get helpful advice on prioritizing heart failure care with practical lifestyle tips and more.Download
For Black women with heart failure
See how mental health influences your physical wellbeing with helpful health habit trackers.Download
For Latina women with heart failure
Make more time for yourself and your health with helpful habit trackers.Download
Supporting someone with heart failure
Ensure you are best supporting your loved one as they prioritize their heart health and care.Download
Self-care for care partners
Your health and wellbeing matters, too. Learn how to re-energize through self-care routines.Download