Resources for Women and Kids

Connect with Others

Good social connections can also support good cardiovascular health. Whether you are looking to get healthy, are a heart disease or stroke survivor, or are a caretaker we have communities where you can connect with women just like you.

American Heart Association Support Network
The Support Network is an online community with support. Topics include Pregnancy & Women’s Health, Caregiving, Emotional Health and various heart conditions and Stroke.

#GoRedGetFit Facebook Community
Looking for a community of women to support you on your health journey? #GoRedGetFit is a Facebook community of survivors and women passionate about supporting each other.

Healthy Eating and Nutrition

Being able to access nutritious food is critical to good health and well-being. You may qualify for support to help you put food on the table.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program aims to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant and postpartum parents, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SNAP provides food benefits to low-income families to supplement their grocery budget to help combat hunger and food insecurity.

Mental Health

Total health and wellness include our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Supporting good well-being can also help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. Help is available.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (800-273-8255)

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
833-9-HELP4MOMS (833-943-5746)
Accessible by phone or text in English and Spanish. The hotline is not an emergency response line.

Quit Tobacco

Women have historically been targeted by tobacco companies with aggressive advertising and appealing package designs. Fight back and quit smoking and vaping today. Help is available.

National Tobacco Quitline

Accessing Care

During Pregnancy and Postpartum Through Medicaid
Cardiovascular conditions can develop up to a year after giving birth making regular care important for every new mom. Recent legislation at the state level has made it possible for women using Medicaid to access care during pregnancy and up to 12 months postpartum. Specifics can vary by state.