Our Work

Heart Healthy, Buckeye Strong

Coming Together to Make Young Women’s Health a Priority

On Saturday, October 29th, 2016 Buckeye fans participated in a Scarlet-out of the Ohio State Stadium for heart health and the Ohio State Marching Band offered a salute to heart health as part of its pre-game show.

On Saturday, October 29th, 2016 Buckeye fans participated in a Scarlet-out of the Ohio State Stadium for heart health and the Ohio State Marching Band offered a salute to heart health as part of its pre-game show.

About the Ohio State and WHA Initiative

The prevalence of heart disease and stroke risk factors are on the rise among young women. The Ohio State University and Women’s Heart Alliance are committed to reversing that statistic.

In 2016, in coordination with U.S. Representative Joyce Beatty (D-OH, stroke survivor), WHA extended its campus work to The Ohio State University (OSU). The unique collaboration aims to educate young women about heart disease, its toll on women and its risk factors and encourages healthy behaviors and regular heart screenings. Our goal is simple: to help women live longer, healthier lives through education and early screenings.

Heart health screening events for students, conducted by the Ohio State College of Nursing, will take place on campus throughout the year when students will be screened for heart disease through biometric measurements like blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index.

The 15-minute screenings help students, especially young women, understand their individual risks for heart disease. Ohio State and WHA will also collect and analyze heart data through the heart health screening to learn more about young women and heart disease.

WHA and Ohio State’s campus education activities are part of their commitments to the Million Hearts® initiative, a joint effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Million Hearts®, with an ambitious goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

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    Be heart healthy!

    A 30 second message about heart healthy living, shown on the Jumbotron at the Ohio State football game on 10/29/16.

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    Students discuss living heart healthy lives

    Students are learning about living healthier lives to protect their hearts.

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    Students discuss heart disease risk

    Listen to student wellness ambassadors discuss personal health risks and remind to be healthy.

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    The Women’s Heart Alliance and The Ohio State University Team Up to Fight Women’s Heart Disease

    The Ohio State University and the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) launched a new partnership to address women’s heart disease, the number one killer of women, by screening and educating college-aged women about the risks of heart disease and key steps for preventing the disease.