Working together to improve women's heart health
For more than a decade, Main Line Health has served as the American Heart Association's Philadelphia Goes Red for Women sponsor. Through Go Red for Women, Main Line Health and the American Heart Association (AHA) are committed to unlocking new strategies—grounded in science—that provide women with the resources and tools they need to live a heart healthy lifestyle at every age.
A focus on women's heart health research
The American Heart Association and Main Line Health are uniquely positioned to provide women with new strategies and solutions that empower them to have longer, healthier lives. Go Red and Main Line Health remain focused on emerging areas of research that may influence a woman's risk for heart disease and stroke including:
- Maternal health
- Mental well-being
- Equal representation in clinical trials
- Social determinants of health
As we look ahead, we work to ensure that all women are aware, empowered and provided with equitable health care.
Go Red for Women has funded life-saving women's research, advanced public health policy, championed closing gender gaps in research and STEM and created a platform for women to address their greatest health risk—cardiovascular disease.
Go Red has had a profound impact on women's health and will continue remove the barriers women face to achieving good health and well-being and continue to be a champion for women and women's health.
Do you know these facts about women's heart health?
- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of one in three women.
- Black and Hispanic women are disproportionally impacted by heart disease and stroke.
- Cardiovascular disease affects one in every two Black women compared to one in every three white women.
- One in three Hispanic women have a form of cardiovascular or heart disease. And over 40 percent of Hispanic adult women age 20+ have heart disease.
For more than a decade, Main Line Health and the American Heart Association have been working together to educate and strengthen the hearts of women in our communities. Our team of Lankenau Heart Institute cardiologists are dedicated to empowering women to be their own health advocate so that they can lead heart-healthy lives for themselves and their families.
The success of the Go Red For Women Initiative wouldn't be possible without the assistance of so many dedicated individuals, our Heart Champions, who embody this mission and work every day to prevent heart disease and build healthier communities.
Championing women's heart health is our joint mission. But the heart and soul of our mission comes from you! Survivors, caregivers and women of inspiration fuel our passion and we love to tell your stories.
Go Red Events
Check out upcoming Go Red events and learn how you can help put a stop to heart disease. Get involved and lend your voice or time no matter where you live!
The Women's Heart Initiative, Main Line Health's comprehensive women's heart program is specifically dedicated to community education and awareness about women's heart care. Our goal is to empower women to learn, act and live—to help women recognize the warning signs and unique risk factors of heart disease, encourage them to have open discussions with their physicians about their heart care and live a heart healthy life. Together we strive for a future that includes earlier detection of heart disease in women and women-centric research to help improve treatments and outcomes.