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This week is National Heart Failure Awareness Week (February 11-17, 2018)! To increase national awareness about the severity of this disease, HFSA declared through the US Senate in 2001 the week of Valentine’s Day as National Heart Failure Awareness Week. HFSA is asking the public to take action by supporting the society’s efforts to promote heart failure awareness, patient education, and heart failure prevention.

“Do Your Part, Know Your Heart” Campaign

The Do Your Part, Know Your Heart campaign is a community-focused heart failure awareness initiative that encourages individuals to take an active role in maintaining their heart health. The campaign aims to promote self-health awareness by encouraging regular checkups, educating about the signs and symptoms of heart failure, providing information on diet and exercise, and stressing the importance of regular screenings. Do Your Part, Know Your Heart seeks to make living with heart failure less of a challenge, and arms patients with the information and resources they need to take control of their heart health.

Patient Resources
Learn About Heart Failure
Patient Tools (e.g. Education Modules, Patient App)
Patient Resources
Patient Webinar Series

#HFWeek2018 Events

Saturday, February 10

HFSA #HFWeek2018 Thunderclap Campaign
Heart Failure: Diagnostic Testing and Advanced Therapies - Live Patient Event

Monday, February 12

HFSA Twitter Takeover
Heart Failure Health Storylines Patient App Challenge
Heart Failure: Moods in HF and Caregiver Challenges - Live Patient Event

Wednesday, February 14

Heart Failure Awareness Week Twitter Chat - #HFChat2018

Thursday, February 15

Go Live for HF
Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications - Live Patient Event

Friday, February 16

Heart Failure: Activity and Diet - Free Webinar!

Saturday, February 17

Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications

Plan a Heart Failure Awareness Event

The Heart Failure Society of America has produced an updated turnkey kit and supplemental materials to assist professionals in planning events related to heart failure either during National Heart Failure Awareness Week or at other times during the year.

Some of the materials, for either medical professionals or individuals, may be ordered online. Other information may be downloaded directly.

HFSA’s patient education activities are made possible by support from Amgen and Novartis.

 

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