By Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted Oct 1, 2022
Women are more likely than men to die from cardiovascular disease, but the good news is that CVS Health is committed to helping women lower their risk. Here’s what you need to know.
Did you know cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States? In fact, one in four women dies from heart disease each year. That’s why CVS Health helps women lower their risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
CVS Health also partners with the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote Go Red for Women. This initiative raises awareness about heart disease and encourages women to take action to protect their hearts. So far, CVS Health has provided more than $1 million in grants to support the initiative.
CVS Health provides free screenings and educational materials on heart health at select CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. These screenings can help identify risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol levels, so steps can be taken to lower those risks. The educational materials provide information on lifestyle changes that can help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly.
CVS Health is working with community partners, such as hospitals and clinics, to provide access to care for women at risk for cardiovascular disease. These partnerships fund screenings, education, and treatment programs specifically designed for women. In addition, CVS Health provides transportation assistance so that women can get to their appointments without difficulty.
CVS Health supports research on cardiovascular disease and its impact on women through its collaborations with leading medical institutions, such as Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. These collaborations are helping to develop new treatments and improve care for women living with cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease is a serious problem for women in the United States. Thankfully, CVS Health commits to help lower women’s heart disease risk. Through free screenings and educational materials, community partnerships, and research initiatives, CVS Health is working hard to improve women’s cardiovascular health across the country.