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Cardiovascular Health for Women, Primary Prevention: an Education Initiative for Nurses and Women

OWH funded the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) to revise the cardiovascular guidelines for the prevention and diagnosis of heart disease in women, and to develop train-the-trainer sessions for nurses in the application of these guidelines. A copy of the guidelines can be ordered through the AWHONN website.

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Fact sheets

Womenshealth.gov has created a section of fact sheets covering several topics concerning women's health including heart disease.

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Publications from past evaluation

Article 1: Foody, J., Villablanca, A., Giardina, E., Gill, S., Taylor, A. Leatherwood, S., Haynes, S., & D'Onofrio G. (2010). The Office on Women's Health Initiative to Improve Women's Heart Health: Program Description, Site Characteristics, and Lessons Learned. Journal of Women's Health. 19(3), 507-516.

Article 2: Villablanca, A., Beckett, L., Li, Y., Leatherwood, S., Gill, S., Giardina, E. Barron, C., Foody, J., Haynes, S., D'Onofrio, D. (2010) Outcomes of Comprehensive Heart Care Programs in High-Risk Women. Journal of Women's Health. 19(7), 1313-1325.

Article 3: Pregler, J. Freund, K., Kleinman, M., Phipps, M., Fife, R., Gams, B., Núñez, A., Seaver, M., Lazarus, C., Raymond, N., Briller, J., Uijtdehaage, S., Moskovic, C., Guiton, G., David, M., Gabeau, G., Geller, S., Meekma, K., Moore, C., Robertson, C., & Sarto, G. (2009). The Heart Truth Professional Education Campaign on Women and Heart Disease: Needs Assessment and Evaluation Results. Journal of Women's Health. 18(10), 1541-1547.

Article 4: Villablanca, AC, Arline, S, Lewis, J, Raju, S, Sanders., S, & Carrow, S. (2009) Outcomes of national community organization cardiovascular prevention programs for high-risk women. Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research 2(3) 306-320.

Content last updated: August 11, 2010.

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