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Heart Failure Awareness Days 2024

29/04/2024 00:00 05/05/2024 00:00 Europe/Paris Heart Failure Awareness Days 2024

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Summary

Since 2010, Heart Failure Awareness Days has been one of the most significant events on the HFA calendar. This is an opportunity to bring the realities of heart failure to the forefront of public awareness in order to be catalysts for change. Over the past few years, efforts have expanded through various activities such as TV and radio debates, leveraging social media platforms, publishing articles in national newspapers, setting up stands in city squares, organising children's art exhibitions, facilitating outdoor activities involving patients, hosting open house events at clinics, and many more.



Heart Failure Awareness Days 2024

This year, HFA Awareness Days will take place from 29 April to 5 May 2024.

The theme is "Detect the undetected: FIND ME"*, focusing on individuals who remain undiagnosed and emphasising the significance of early intervention, which can have a profound impact on improving lives and outcomes. The objective of the 25in25 initiative is to decrease mortality rates attributed to heart failure within the initial year of diagnosis by 25% over the next 25 years.

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 *in support of the BSH 25in25 initiative, more information is available from the British Society of Heart Failure.

What you can do

As a source of information, we recommend using and promoting heartfailurematters.org, the HFA patient website providing practical information for patients, families and caregivers and available in 10 languages!

 

Set up your local campaign around:

  • Lectures to patients, their relatives and to the public about heart failure
  • Open house in hospitals, show heart failure clinics, diagnostic tools and more
  • Offer blood pressure measurements (important when discussing heart failure)
  • Offer a NP measurement- we invite you to find out more about the Peptide for Life project an initiative of the Heart Failure Association of the ESC 
  • Arranging competitions, questionnaires, quizzes etc
  • Panel debates with influential, decision-making people
  • Inform the press, radio and television in advance about activities
  • Share on social media, join the conversation on Twitter, make Facebook posts
  • Creation of posters/infographics in the home country language for public awareness display in hospitals/clinics/public spaces/metro/GP/malls etc…
  • Patient Engagements
  • Demonstration of materials and techniques
  • Nurse programme
  • Sponsorship support for local animations

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Awards

The winning National Heart Failure Societies / Working Groups will receive a financial prize of €5,000 in the form of a grant for their national members to attend Heart Failure 2025.

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