Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high blood pressure, high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of all people in the United States (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors. Please join the Women’s Legislative Network for a discussion about how to engage in partnerships that prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, learn about policies that support diagnostics and treatment, and discuss ways to collaborate with health departments to update cardiovascular health plans in your state.
- Dr. Robert Stoekenbroek, medical director, U.S. Clinical Development and Medical Affairs, Novartis
- Celina Gorre, chief executive officer, WomenHeart, The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
- Erik Skinner, policy associate, Health Program, National Conference of State Legislatures