February is American Heart Health month and health care professionals across the country are spreading the word about the importance of keeping your heart marching to a healthy beat. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Permanente medical teams have found innovative ways to continue providing high-quality care to patients with heart conditions and raise awareness in the communities we serve.
Permanente physician leaders Richard Isaacs, MD, and Nancy Gin, MD, showed their support and shared some valuable information for Heart Month and Wear Red Day …
February is #HeartMonth – an important time to spread awareness & educate communities about the leading cause of death in the U.S. Check out these stories of how 7 individuals impacted by #heartdisease are living healthier, more active lives. @KPMidAtlantic @PermanenteDocs https://t.co/Vgeqc9STRE
— Richard Isaacs, MD (@DrRichardIsaacs) February 3, 2021
What’s the #1 killer of women in the U.S.? Heart disease! February is @American_Heart Month. Protect yourself by moving more, eating more greens & being kind to yourself. Today’s the day we should all @GoRedforWomen… all women. #WearRedDay #Prevention pic.twitter.com/xwH1thFSdF
— Nancy E. Gin, MD, FACP (@NancyGinMD) February 5, 2021
… as did other Permanente physicians, who showed off their red from the past and present …
Let’s Go Red for Women’s Heart Health today! Great memories from 2020 when the SCPMG Board went Red to raise awareness for Women’s Heart Health! @RaminDavidoff @NancyGinMD @BarbaraCarnesMD @Sherieolsen10 Dr. Joy Twersky & Dr. Ingrid Wang pic.twitter.com/xWpXu5JB8M
— Julie Martin (@juliemartinkp) February 5, 2021
— Alex M. McDonald, MD CAQSM FAAFP (@AlexMMTri) February 5, 2021
… and plenty of health care professionals from outside Kaiser Permanente raised awareness with family — young, old, and four-legged — by their side …
Tomorrow let’s see a sea of red as we #GoRedForWomen for #HeartMonth
Don’t forget to #WearRedDay
On Feb 5 or put on your favorite #RedDressCollection
to raise awareness of heart disease in women. The “Well women visit” is important to know your numbers and lower your risk. pic.twitter.com/lUxDq0o4yX
— Renée Bullock-Palmer MD FACC FAHA FASNC FASE FSCCT (@RBP0612) February 5, 2021
Heart Disease 🫀 is the leading cause of death.
Know your risk and protect your heart 🫀
— Jennifer Co-Vu, MD (@DrJenniferCo_Vu) February 6, 2021
… a number of campaigns are in full swing to help provide information and tell stories around heart disease …
Introducing our 2021 #GoRedforWomen Real Women! These fierce survivors are sharing their stories to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease. Because losing even one woman is too many. #HeartMonth pic.twitter.com/GStk15BarP
— American Heart Association (@American_Heart) February 1, 2021
It’s February and it’s what we at NCQA like to call #HEDISHeartHealth Month! We have HEDIS measures that we believe make a difference in quality heart health care. Learn more https://t.co/KDFmBoAC6T pic.twitter.com/HF3F7qEgkx
— NCQA (@NCQA) February 8, 2021
… and our Permanente Medical Groups are feeling the heart health spirit this February as well …
Only 1 in 2 Americans have their #BloodPressure under control. @Permanentedocs work together to help patients lower their blood pressure to improve their #HeartHealth: https://t.co/zgzBw32FCe #video #AmericanHeartMonth pic.twitter.com/EugiLpOWzg
— Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medicine (@MdAtlPermanente) February 10, 2021
Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women in the U.S. Hear from a cardiologist in charge of the @KPSanFrancisco Women’s Heart Health Center about what she and others are doing to raise awareness: https://t.co/moEzIlbk4e #WearRedDay #HeartMonth
— KPNorthernCal (@kpnorcal) February 5, 2021
… thank you to all the Permanente physicians, clinicians, nurses, and medical teams who look out for the heart health of our patients and members every day.
— PermanenteDoctors (@PermanenteDocs) February 12, 2021
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has several ideas for how you can get involved in American Heart Month here.