It’s time to… Read My Lips
This February during American Heart Month, will you join us and #ReadMyLips?
Read My Lips – LIPids, that is! Did you know that lipid panel testing is the most comprehensive way to determine high cholesterol?
The Society For Women’s Health Research’s (SWHR) Read My Lips 👄 campaign aims to emphasizing the importance of women knowing their risk factors for heart disease and understanding and the critical role cholesterol screening – and specifically, lipid panel testing – for women’s heart health.
Policymakers and clinicians alike have important roles to play in improving women’s heart health across the lifespan, by increasing heart health awareness, improving education, and ensuring access to important screenings and lipid panel testing.
Are You Ready to Read My Lips?
Use this printable sign to join the women’s heart health conversation:
- Download the PDF.
- Print out the sign.
- Take a picture with the sign.
- Post your picture to social media with the hashtag #ReadMyLips and tell us how you are supporting women’s heart health policy.
- Hang the sign in your office and start a conversation with others about women’s heart health.
It’s time to Read My Lips! Women need policies to support their heart health. Let’s spread the word!
Share these posts from the Read My Lips Partner Toolkit!
#ReadMyLips: The time is now to get serious about addressing women’s #hearthealth! Check out how our partner, @SWHR, is encouraging women to take charge of their heart health and engage #policymakers in the discussion: https://swhr.org/read-my-lips/
DYK women are more likely than men to die from a heart attack? We’re calling on policymakers with @SWHR to support women’s #hearthealth, like lipid panels for cholesterol testing. Tag your representatives to tell them it’s time to #ReadMyLips! Learn more: https://swhr.org/read-my-lips/
We stand with @SWHR on the need for change to support women’s #hearthealth. A lipid panel is the best way to test for #highcholesterol, a risk for heart disease. It’s time for policymakers to #ReadMyLips and support policies to improve women’s health: https://swhr.org/read-my-lips/
What’s Happening in Heart Health Policy?
Tackling heart disease requires a systems-level approach – from education and awareness to federal policies that aim to improve health and quality of life outcomes across the lifespan. Below are some policy resources that are helping to elevate the topic of heart disease:
- Congressional Resolution Designating September 2023 as “National Cholesterol Education Month” and September 30, 2023, as LDL-C Awareness Day
House Version | Senate Version
- SWHR, American Heart Association, and Partners Thank Sponsors of National Cholesterol Education Month Resolution
House Letter | Senate Letter
- A Lifespan Approach to Addressing Ischemic Heart Disease in Women Call to Action
- Factors Impacting Women’s Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan Fact Sheet
- American Heart Association: About Heart Disease in Women
- American Heart Association: Risk Factors
- WomenHeart: Cholesterol Awareness
- WomenHeart: From Errors to Solutions: Building a Research Agenda to Improve Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women