A New Coalition Empowering Women to Know Where to Go and Know What to Do to Prioritize Their Health
In the name of women’s health, National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA), and other mission-driven organizations come together to educate and empower women within a single, trusted entity.
June 13, 2022– While women are the ‘Chief Healthcare Officers’ of their households, they often don’t prioritize their own health. In fact, over 60% of women admit that they procrastinate on their health, with the leading reason attributing to women spending more time managing the health of others in her family1. Meanwhile, during the global pandemic, over 33% of women with major health issues (i.e. heart disease, diabetes) admit to delaying or canceling their doctor appointments or screenings.)1.
Understanding the tremendous pressure women have in today’s fast-paced society, and the dismal consequences of neglecting one’s health, the Know Where to Go, Know What to Do coalition was created to help her identify reputable and mission-driven organizations that provide resources, support, and education to simplify her path to greater health.
NBCA is proud to partner together with like-minded entities to amplify its mission of providing women with the tools and resources that will help her succeed in all matters of health. As a participant in this coalition, NBCA has the opportunity to provide more resources to the women within its community, while inheriting a powerful platform to share their offerings with those outside of their community, allowing more women to discover the unique risk factors that women have for blood clots. Increased estrogen – from hormonal birth control, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, and IVF all raise the risk of developing a life-threatening blood clots. NBCA provides education and tools for women to protect themselves throughout each stage of life and reduce their risk for developing a life-threatening blood clot at no cost to her.
“As part of NBCA’s mission to increase awareness regarding the lifelong risk of women and blood clots, we are thrilled to partner with the Know Where to Go, Know What to Do coalition to provide women and their healthcare providers access to life-saving information about blood clots. We know that women have had worse outcomes than men when it comes to being diagnosed with or surviving a blood clot. This partnership will move us one step closer to erasing the health equity gap and provide women with the information they need to prevent, or manage, a life-threatening blood clot.” – Tarin Patrikis, Deputy Director
Women can visit Know Where to Go, Know What To Do to find hospitals that meet the highest standards based on robust criteria that include relevant clinical performance, patient satisfaction and appropriate accreditations, and to find educational, financial and emotional support from trusted organizations on a variety of health conditions such as Bone Health, Blood Clots, Breast Cancer, Celiac Disease, Eating Disorders, Fertility, Fibroids, Headaches, Infant Loss, Kidney Disease, Lymphedema, Obesity, Skin Cancer, Sleep Health and more.
NBCA recognizes the importance of helping women prioritize their health, and the impact of collaboration to bring about great change. As such, this coalition graciously unites dedicated and progressive organizations in the joint mission to educate and empower women.
For a full list of participating organizations and to learn more, please visit Know Where to Go, Know What to Do.
About the National Blood Clot Alliance
The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, voluntary health organization dedicated to advancing the prevention, early diagnosis and successful treatment of life-threatening blood clots such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and clot-provoked stroke.
NBCA works on behalf of people who may be susceptible to blood clots, including, but not limited to, people with clotting disorders, atrial fibrillation, cancer, traumatic injury, and risks related to surgery, lengthy immobility, child birth and birth control.
NBCA accomplishes its mission through programs that build public awareness, educate patients and healthcare professionals, and promote supportive public and private sector policy.
About Know Where to Go, Know What to Do
The “Know Where to Go, Know What To Do” coalition for women’s health is a group of organizations with a single shared mission: to educate and empower women to take responsibility for their well-being, understand their health, and increase awareness of their unique health needs. By working together, the Coalition will assure women have the education, support and tools to make her health a priority. As of January 2022, the coalition currently consists of the following organizations: Women’s Choice Award; American Bone Health; American Breast Cancer Foundation; Baby Quest; BC Lymphedema Association; Beyond Celiac; Bone Health & Osteoporosis Foundation; Casting for Recovery; National Eating Disorders Association; National Headache Foundation; Project Sweet Peas; Skin Cancer Foundation; The American Diabetes Association®; The Better Sleep Council; The White Dress Project; and Know Your Lemons Foundation. Learn more at KnowWhereToGoKnowWhatToDo.com.
1 “Women’s Health Today,” WomenCertified Inc. Research Survey, Dec. 2021.
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