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Women juggle so many roles in life and face different challenges to their health and well-being along the way. We’re here to help women be well in ways that work best for them.
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Women motivate each other. Educate each other. Support each other. Inspire each other. Let’s Go Red together to be seen, to be counted, to be heard, to make an impact.

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Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women

Since 2004, the American Heart Association’s signature women's initiative, Go Red for Women, has addressed the awareness and clinical care gaps of women’s greatest health threat, cardiovascular disease (CVD). We are prepared to meet the evolving needs of women now, and at every age, every stage and every season of their lives as their trusted, relevant source for credible, equitable health solutions.

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Nearly 45% of women ages 20+ are living with some form of cardiovascular disease.

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Less than half of women entering pregnancy in the U.S. have optimal cardiovascular health.

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Women experience unique life stages, such as pregnancy and menopause, that can put them at an increased risk for CVD.

What’s Happening Now

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2024 Class of Survivors Marissa Fattore

Moments after receiving her diploma, Marissa Fattore suffered a stroke. She wants women to know that stroke can happen at any age and urges them to know the signs, symptoms and risks so they can act F.A.S.T.

Supporting Healthy Pregnancies

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Pregnancy can pose a threat to women’s heart health. Our expanded resources can help you stay healthy and well when you’re expecting.

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Take a Break Snack Mix

Savor the moment with our Take-a-Break Snack Mix! It's a perfect blend of whole-grain cereals, dried fruits, and almonds - ideal for busy summer days or fun outings.
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The state of US women’s heart health

Closing the cardiovascular-disease gap between men and women could help women regain 1.6 million years of life lost because of poor health and early death and boost the US economy by $28 billion annually by 2040 according to a new report by the American Heart Association and McKinsey Health Institute.

Go Red Together

Find ways to get connected to and support other women.

Connect to a Healthier You

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Learn more about risks, prevention, healthy lifestyle, risk reduction and more.

Know Your Risk

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Connect with Your Community

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Volunteer, attend an event, join a philanthropic group, or connect on social media.

Get Involved Locally

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Woman of Impact

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Connect to Support

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Living with cardiovascular disease or caring for someone who does? Find support.

Survivor Stories

Support Network

Connect with Research

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Participate in research and inspire the next generation of women leaders in STEM careers.

Research Goes Red

STEM Goes Red

Connect to Make an Impact

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Help advance our mission and advocate for policies that support all women’s health and well-being.




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Supporting Women at Every Age and Stage of Life

Pregnancy and Maternal Health

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Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of new moms. It can pose a threat to women’s heart health during pregnancy and later in life.

Mom Life

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Moms, grandmothers, aunts and other maternal figures do so much for their families. But this can mean taking care of their health sometimes comes last.


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Prioritizing your health is important before and after menopause. Learn about menopause, its symptoms and impact on your health.

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