American Heart Month – Benefits Communication Resources for Employers
February is American Heart Month. In February, the observance focuses on women and heart disease. According to Go Red for Women — a campaign of the American Heart Association (AHA) — “cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute!”
In our previous blog post, 2020 Benefits Communications Calendar for Employers, we highlighted several observances that could be used to promote, educate and inform employees about different aspects of your employee benefits plan.
Ideas for February included sharing resources from Go Red for Women and your health insurance carrier about heart disease and its impact on women.
Go Red for Women has many resources on heart health including statistics, how heart disease affects women of varying races differently, heart disease’s link to dementia, the risks and symptoms of a silent heart attack and more. You can find a plethora of their resources here.
Also, we’ve compiled some evergreen information on heart disease from some of our carrier partners that may be beneficial for sharing within your organization.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
- Blue Cross Employee, R.N., Reclaiming Health After Losing Mom to Heart Disease
- How Heart Disease Disproportionately Affects Different Races
- Managing Chronic Conditions and the Risk of Heart Disease
Health Alliance Plan
- Mattina’s Top 3 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
- A Heart-Healthy Life: How Losing Weight Shaped One Woman’s Future
- 3 Steps to Take to Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk: Secrets from a Cardiologist
- 5 Surprising Ways to Improve Heart Health
- All in the Family: Heart Health and Genetics
- Healthy Habits for Heart Disease Prevention