The Canadian Women's Heart Health Alliance (CWHHA) is a volunteer network of experts and advocates aiming to improve women's cardiovascular health across the lifespan.
Funding will enable the CWHHA cardiovascular health hub to leverage existing infrastructure to:
For details about the National Women’s Health Research Initiative for the Pan-Canadian Women’s Health Coalition – Hubs, read the official news release.
Wear Red Canada is celebrated annually across Canada on February 13th to raise awareness about women’s heart health.
Events are held across the country to encourage everyone to be proactive in the management of our heart health.
A 3-year pilot program on the development and implementation of a formal women’s cardiovascular health and cardio-obstetrics curriculum.
A point-of-care emergency clinical summary has been created for Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in women.
The purpose of the Canadian Women’s Peer Support Heart Hub is to connect women with peer support that is right for them.
Sex and gender are complementary concepts, but they are not interchangeable. Sex relates to biology, such as hormones and chromosomes, while gender relates to our lived experiences and how we move through the world.
The CWHHA recognizes and understands sex and gender differences as they impact how individuals seek knowledge and cardiovascular care, as well as clinical best practices used to diagnose and treat individuals with cardiovascular presentations in Canada.
We understand that health is shaped by many different and intersecting factors, including sex (e.g., female, male, intersex), sexual orientation (e.g., straight, LGBTQ+), gender identity (e.g., cis-woman, trans, and non-binary), race, ethnicity, indigeneity, immigration status, education, income, culture, geography (e.g., urban, rural), etc. We focus on an intersectional approach to understand and address cardiovascular health in Canada and welcome the experiences and needs of all individuals who identify as a cis-woman, genderqueer, genderfluid, gender neutral, Two-Spirit, non-binary, bigender, agender, or transgender individual (she, her, they).