The Heart Truth®

The Heart Truth®™

The Heart Truth® is a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Of the women who died in 2007 (the most current year for which data are available), 1 in 4 died from heart disease.  Through the campaign, the NHLBI leads the nation in a landmark heart health awareness movement that is being embraced by millions who share the common goal of better heart health for all women.

The centerpiece of The Heart Truth is the Red Dress, which was introduced as the national symbol for women and heart disease awareness in 2002 by the NHLBI. The Red Dress® reminds women of the need to protect their heart health, and inspires them to take action.

More information about The Heart Truth campaign is available at

How the Foundation for the NIH Supports The Heart Truth

The Foundation for the NIH (FNIH) supports The Heart Truth campaign in an effort to extend the campaign’s message and raise funds to create programs that help fund research activities and benefit community organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate activities and programming to support improved heart health for women.

To learn about how FNIH, partners, and individuals support The Heart Truth, and how you can get involved, please visit these links:

® The Heart Truth, its logo and The Red Dress are registered trademarks of HHS.