Woman wearing read with her hands touching her heart, smiling with her eyes closed

The Heart Truth®

One in five women in the United States die from heart disease. But there’s a lot you can do to protect your heart.

Tools and Materials

We need your help to inspire women to take action to protect their heart health. Use these online tools to spread the word in your community.


Drs. Gaston and Porter standing with NHLBI Director Dr. Gibbons at Healthy Heart Awards.

The Heart Truth Healthy Hearts Network

Healthy Hearts Network partner, The Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center, is on a mission—to help black women in midlife make their health a priority. Thanks to the work of Drs. Marilyn Gaston and Gayle Porter, more than 3,000 women have joined dozens of their “Sister Circles” across the country–in churches, public housing projects, and recreation centers—to improve their health together. This year NHLBI Director Gary Gibbons honored the two with NHLBI’s 2020 Healthy Heart Award.

Get in Touch

Contact us with questions or to order resources on The Heart Truth. You can also stay up to date on the latest news, events, and information from the NHLBI with our email alerts.
1-877-NHLBI4U (1-877-645-2448)

For access to free Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), dial 7-1-1 on your telephone.

Postal Mail

NHLBI Center for Health Information
P.O. Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
United States