Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s final webinar in the Fall 2020 Harvest of Health series. The last three months have produced amazing conversation and we are thrilled to deliver this special session about Women’s Health and Gender Inequities. Women’s health touches upon a number of critical issues that intersect with many of the Association’s priorities and goals — inequities, research, access, quality of care and CPR for example. Our main goal with this companion page is to share important resources and materials to help you dive deeper into these topics, and hopefully, serve to empower you to take control of your health!
As we learned from the first two webinars, once the conversation starts flowing, time constraints may force us to accidentally skip over some of the important topics or not cover them as extensively as we would prefer. We hope you will use this page as a resource library and conversations starter.
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.
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.
Mental Health & Stress Management
We all have stress — at work, at home, and on the road. Some stress can be beneficial and may lead to actual problem-solving, but a lot of our stress is unnecessary and even harmful. It’s important to know how to manage the stress in your life.
Mental Health and Support
• National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
• Disaster Distress Helpline 800-985-5990
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK
Women are less likely than men to receive CPR from a bystander. More than 350,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur outside the hospital each year. Bystander CPR can double or triple a person’s chances of survival if started immediately.
You’re the Cure Network
The American Heart Association advocates for heart-healthy and stroke-smart communities through legislative and regulatory policies in New York City, and we need you to join us!
Diego is the Communications Director for the American Heart Association in New York City. He loves sharing powerful stories that inspire people to take control of their health.