STATEWIDE — Every sixty seconds a woman somewhere in America will have a heart attack. Heart attacks are the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., claiming hundreds of thousands of lives each year, yet fewer than half of American women know little about the signs and symptoms. Even worse, only half of American women indicated they would call 9-1-1 if they experienced symptoms of a heart attack.
Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Maine and heart disease survivor & WomenHeart Champion Denise Sullivan have recently applied for and have been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Womenâ€™s Health to get the message out to Maine women, friends & family to â€śMake the Call.â€ť We have named this initiative, â€śMainers Make the Call.â€ť
February is known as â€śHeart Monthâ€ť in the United States.
PSAâ€™s (Public Service Announcements) are ready to go for: radio, television and print. All can be downloaded at www.womenshealth.gov/heartattack click â€śother resourcesâ€ť in the toolbar and you can access the materials on the left of that page. In addition posters for the campaign can be downloaded and/or ordered at no cost.
For more information, call 827-7402 or email WHChamp2008@roadrunner.com.
Contact Name: Denise Sullivan
Telephone Number: (207)827-7402