Go Red for Women NYC presents: Equitable Health for All Women

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® movement New York City is proud to present Equitable Health for All Women: A Special February Conversation in celebration of American Heart Month and Black History Month. We would like to thank today’s guest speakers: Dr. Jennifer Mieres, MD, SVP, Center for Equity of Care; Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Northwell Health, Ashley Edwards, Founder & CEO of MindRight Health, Lucy Emonina and Ovuke’ Emonina McCoy, 2021 Class of Real Women, cardiovascular disease survivors, and Dr. Nupoor Narula, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.


Women’s Heart Health Overview
Heart disease is the nation’s leading killer of women. But paying attention to risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle can help keep heart disease at bay.

What is Go Red for Women?

2020-2021 NYC Go Red for Women Movement

Meet the Real Women Class of 2021

Warning Signs & Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke

8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke – Infographic

Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women vs Men – Infographic

Racial and Gender Inequity
The nation’s history of structural racism and discrimination must be acknowledged as a driver of health problems and shortened lives for Black people, other racial, ethnic and minority groups, and women.

Why is equity in women’s health important?

Structural racism is a driver of health disparities, report declares

A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association

COVID-19 highlights long-term inequities in some communities

Why Are Black Women at Such High Risk of Dying From Pregnancy Complications?

Why Black Cardiologists Are Vital – And Rare

Mental Health and Wellness
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

How Does Depression Affect the Heart?

Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Meditation to Boost Health and Well-Being

Busy Parents and Caregivers Must Care for Themselves

How does stress affect the body?

How to Break Bad Habits and Change Behavior

How to Boost Willpower infographic

High Blood Pressure
Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure and many don’t even know they have it. With proper treatment and management, you can control your blood pressure to help you live a long and healthy life.

The Facts About High Blood Pressure

Health Threats From High Blood Pressure

Why High Blood Pressure is a “Silent Killer”

Changes You Can Make to Manage High Blood Pressure

How to Use a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

Find High Blood Pressure Tools and Resources