Sadly, by the time you finish reading this blog entry, another four Americans will die from disease, stroke or some other form of cardiovascular disease (CVD). More than 432,000 women die each year from CVD, but even more tragic is that so many of those deaths could have been prevented.
Programs like WISEWOMAN, which screens low-income women for stroke and heart disease risk and provides follow-up for those who need help, are a big part in stopping these needless deaths. Unfortunately, WISEWOMAN only has enough funding to operate in 20 states. Meanwhile, millions of women across the country are forced to wait.
Congress needs fund crucial prevention programs like this that save lives – but they haven’t committed to doing so yet!
It makes you wonder what the hold-up is.
- We know cardiovascular disease is still the leading killer of women in the United States
So, what’s stopping them??
Give your Members of Congress a little push and ask what it will take to reach more states, screen more eligible women, and save more lives. Tell them to invest in WISEWOMAN – the program that is leading the fight against the No. 1 killer in American women.
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