The 2008 Heart Truth Champions Program will visit five U.S. cities between October and November providing a half-day training for women—including an overview of women’s heart disease by a local cardiologist and/or nurse; personal stories of women with heart disease; an overview of The Heart Truth Campaign and Red Dress Project; and an overview of The Heart Truth’s education materials for the public and health professionals. Additionally, the training will provide an interactive community audit and action plan development session.
The Heart Truth Champions represent faith-based, civic, women’s, and/or health organizations. They may be community leaders, health educators, wellness directors, nurses, or other individuals who work at the local level and talk directly to people about their health. Most importantly, Heart Truth Champions offer access to an extensive community network, especially populations of women that bear a disproportionate burden from heart disease. Champions are selected based on their current position and involvement in health education and community outreach in their local area. Click here to see photographs from past Champions events.
Sponsored by The Office on Women's Health, DHHS, the 2008 Heart Truth Champions Program will visit Sacramento, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Jackson, Mississippi; Canton, Ohio; and Charleston, West Virginia.
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