With the state of health care evolving in the U.S. and more and more women going online to find health information, Sister to Sister: the Women’s Heart Health Foundation has made some big changes to bring to the web the life-saving resources it has provided to thousands of women around the country since 1999.
myHeartHealth, a new web portal on Sister to Sister’s website was recently launched as a free emporium of information comprised of an online wellness program and heart risk assessment, blogs from dozens of women about their personal health journeys, diet and exercise tips, opportunities to connect with leading health experts, a database of heart healthy recipes and much, much more.
In addition, Sister to Sister teamed up with cardiologists from Brigham Women’s Hospital to develop a unique heart risk assessment tool called Smart for the Heart so women can get screened online, learn about their areas of high risk and take steps to lower them. Additionally, data collected from Smart for the Heart is aggregated and analyzed by Brigham and Women’s Hospital to improve outcomes for women.
Founded and chaired by Irene Pollin, MSW, PhD (Hon), Sister to Sister has screened more women for heart disease for free than any group in the US, 100,000 women in all. Not only has Sister to Sister educated so many about their risk factors for heart disease, the leading killer of women, at its heart health fairs held throughout the US, it has successfully empowered them to make necessary lifestyle changes and improve their quality of life.
For more information about Sister to Sister, visit sistertosister.org.