Since our founding in 1999, Sister to Sister has been a pioneer in preventing heart disease in women through the development of heart-health programs, educational materials and awareness campaigns that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
Sister to Sister has developed a history of successful community-based programs dedicated to health prevention through education and behavior change. Through these programs, Sister to Sister has mobilized resources and empowered women to take charge of their lives by making lifestyle changes that will reduce their risk for heart disease.
At a Sister to Sister Heart Health Preventive Screening Event, I sat down with a counselor to review my screening results. While I abstractly understood that my poor diet and lack of exercise was affecting my health, the counselor’s concern really hit home. She advised how to make small changes that would work with my busy schedule. When she asked if I wanted to be around when my daughter has her own child, that made me realize how important it is for me to start taking my heart health seriously.
- Susan Ordakowski, health fair attendee
Our community outreach includes education and awareness, biometric health screenings and risk assessments, lifestyle modification counseling and outcomes tracking and evaluation.
Here is a listing of our current initiatives:
- Upcoming Events
- Capitol Hill Cardiovascular Screenings
- New! Smart for the Heart
- Cardiovascular Research for Women
Click here to learn about Sister to Sister's past program accomplishments.
We invite you to contact the Sister to Sister Foundation to begin a dialogue. With experience in the creation of heart-health programs, Sister to Sister has knowledge and resources to work with hospital systems, non-profits and community organizations nationwide.