Heart Truth Community Action Program Grants


This program completed in June 2017.

The Heart Truth®  is a national awareness program for women about heart disease, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women. Yet many women still do not take heart disease seriously or personally.

To encourage women to take action to lower their risk for heart disease, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the NHLBI joined together to offer The Heart Truth Community Action Program grants. A key goal of the program was to empower community organizations to assist women—especially those of color, low income, and/or living in rural areas—to identify personal risk factors for heart disease and to make sustainable lifestyle behavior changes that support heart health and lower their risk for heart disease.



The HT Community Action Program grants were administered from 2008 through 2015 by the FNIH, which awarded 37 grants with a total value of $1.8 million. Funding for the Community Action Program was provided by the FNIH through donations from individuals and corporations including Home Shopping Network, Diet Coke, Belk Department Stores, and Swarovski.

The NHLBI continues The Heart Truth and you can learn more here.

Heart Truth Community Action Program Grant Recipients


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