Featured in Philadelphia magazine this February: 7 Habits for a Healthy Heart!
Heart health can be impacted by many factors—from diet to stress. Linda Bullock, DO, 2022 heart champion and a primary care physician at Main Line Health, shares why you’re never too young to prioritize your heart—plus a simple framework for getting started.
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.
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, COVID-19, equal representation in clinical trials and the social determinants of health. As we look ahead, we work to ensure that all women are aware, are empowered and are provided with equitable health care.
Over the past 17 years, 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.
Did you know?
- 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% of Hispanic adult women age 20+ have heart disease
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.
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!