WHA in the News

WHA in the News

Woman’s Day Spotlights WHA’s Cities and Communities With Heart Initiative

It takes a village to improve women’s heart health. In Nashville, where we launched our Cities and Communities With Heart Initiative, we have convened local government, health and academic institutions, nonprofits and businesses to come together to stop women’s needless deaths from heart disease and stroke. The February 2018 issue of Woman’s Day highlights our work in Nashville in a special “Heart-Health Update” and shares three ways every woman can make her community more heart-healthy. Read more below.

Press Release

Mayor Megan Barry and the Women’s Heart Alliance Launch Effort to Improve Heart Health of Metro Workforce

For Immediate Release Program is a component of WHA’s Cities and Communities with Heart Initiative aimed at reducing deaths among women in Nashville from heart disease and stroke NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 21, 2017)  – With more women dying from heart disease and stroke in Nashville than all cancers combined, Mayor Megan Barry and the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) unveiled WHA’s Cities and Communities with Heart Workforce Initiative with the goal of improving the heart health of female municipal workers. Employees from the Mayor’s Office and three Metro departments participated in heart health screenings Wednesday at First Tennessee Park. The goal of the screenings …

Heart and Soul

Tonya Lewis Lee on Equity in Health

I grew up in a household where both of my parents worked. My father was the breadwinner with the high-powered job that propelled my family solidly into America’s upper middle class. My mother’s job as a teacher, and later, as a social worker, was also important to our family’s bottom line. Like many moms, she was responsible for taking care of the house and the needs of me, my sister and my father in addition to her own needs. My father took care of the outside—mowing the lawn and doing handyman-type work. My sister and I had to help and …