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Heart Failure Awareness Week 2021

February 14, 2021 - February 20, 2021 | Virtual


Look below for a comprehensive list of activities taking place during Heart Failure Awareness Week 2021!

Innovations Countdown - Monday-Friday
HF Innovations Countdown HFAW2021

Follow HFSA on Facebook for an exciting countdown of innovative concepts, treatments, and topics in heart failure. Check back each day for a new post as we countdown innovations! Posts will also appear on Twitter, so make sure to follow the 2021 Heart Failure Awareness Week's official hashtag #HFWeek2021.

Engage in conversation by sharing and commenting on the posts during the Countdown, occurring Monday, February 15- Friday, February 19.

Innovations were submitted by members HFSA committees (2020-2021) with themes developed by members of the HFSA Communications Committee (2020-2021) including: 

  • Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FACC, FHFSA
  • Thomas O'Neill, MD, PhD
#HFChat2021 Twitter Chat - Wednesday
HFAWeek 2021 Twitter Chat

Wednesday, February 17: 12:00 PM EST | Twitter | Follow hashtag #HFChat2021

Join HFSA and other heart failure-focused organizations on Twitter for a lively discussion on heart failure. The purpose of the chat is to provide healthcare providers and heart failure patients with an overview on the status of heart failure and to discuss ways to improve quality of care and expand heart failure awareness.

Twitter Chat questions were developed by members of the HFSA Patient Committee (2020-2021) and HFSA Communications Committee (2020-2021) including: 

  • Bethany Austin, MD
  • Lucianne West, PharmD
  • Ryan Yousefzai, MD

View all HFSA committees >>

Become a Promoter! Ongoing

Sunday, February 14: HFSA #HFWeek2021 PostSpeaker Campaign kicks off!

Spread awareness to heart failure patients and their families about the Heart Failure Society of America’s tools and educational resources. Become a promoter of Heart Failure Awareness Week at PostSpeaker, and automatically share our content on your social media. With your help we can reach more people!

How to become a promoterSign up today, edit and share posts at a later date! 

  • Click on the link below
  • Sign up using your email address
  • Link your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Review scheduled posts (coming soon!) (customize if needed) and approve for future publishing

TIP: Make sure to follow the 2021 Heart Failure Awareness Week's official hashtag #HFWeek2021.

Help spread the word!

Download a Social Media Toolkit containing graphics, sample posts, and more! Then, use the tools to spread the word and encourage your followers, peers, colleagues, and patients to tune in.

Plan an Event and Share it with HFSA Followers - Ongoing

One of the best ways to teach people about the risk factors, symptoms, treatment options, and latest research is by hosting an event. Though in-person events may not be feasible for 2021, virtual events allow you to reach an even greater audience by inviting people to dial-in right from their homes!

The Heart Failure Society of America has produced a turnkey kit and supplemental materials to assist professionals in planning events related to heart failure either during National Heart Failure Awareness Week or at other times during the year. The kit includes tips for hosting virtual or in-person events, as well as information on promoting digitally and across social media. 

This year's kit includes tips for:

•    Hosting virtual events like lectures or webinars
•    Conducting digital marketing campaigns
•    Hosting Tweet Chats or Livestreaming on Social Media
•    and more!

Share your events with HFSA!

Once your event or activity is scheduled, be sure to share your heart failure event to get your event listed on the HFSA website and in social media posts!

Share highlights, photos (or screenshots), or other exciting news from your event on Twitter using #hfweek2021.

Tune Into the Heart Failure Beat Healthy Living Podcast - Ongoing
HF Beat Healthy Living Podcast Icon

 Tune in for THREE NEW EPISODES during Heart Failure Awareness Week! The episodes will feature discussions with heart failure experts on these topics: 

  • Wearable Devices and Mobile Health Technology
  • How the Global Pandemic Affected Heart Failure Care;
  • Congestion in Heart Failure: How and Why Volume Status Matters

Episodes were developed by members of the HFSA Communications Committee including: 

  • Jessica Golbus MD, MS, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Fellow - Michigan Medicine
  • Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH, FACC, FHFSA, Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Center and the James and Angela Hambrick Center for Cardiac Recovery, University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute 
  • Marc A. Silver, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois School of Medicine

Heart Failure affects over 6.5 million people globally.  Each month, join the Heart Failure Society of America as we interview patients, caregivers, and heart failure clinicians highlighting key things patients and caregivers need to know about healthy living with heart failure. Listen to episodes and subscribe to the podcast >>

The Heart Failure Beat: Healthy Living series is part of the Heart Failure Awareness 365 campaign led by HFSA. Learn more about the campaign >>  


Share Valuable Patient Resources

All HFSA patient resources are located on the website.