On European Heart Failure Awareness Day (6th, 7th and 8th May 2016), Members of the Heart Failure Policy Network will be writing and talking about heart failure in traditional and social media, along with other patients, healthcare professionals and supporters across Europe.
We’re highlighting the huge cost that heart failure represents in terms of hospital admissions, much of which could be reduced, and calling for much greater recognition for heart failure in healthcare policies and strategic plans – an essential first step to making progress.
Our Twitter badge!
You can also help by:
- By pinning our badge to your twitter profile (see above!)
- By signing our Call to Action on heart failure
- By tweeting facts about heart failure (we have provided some example tweets below)
- By featuring our press release in your publication or online news
If you would like to discuss an article or media comment from the Heart Failure Policy Network and our members, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Social media graphics
Please feel free to use any of the below in your social media:
Social media facts
We encourage you to use the following statistics in social media posts:
- At least 15 million adults live with heart failure in Europe
- 1 in 5 adults are at risk of developing heart failure over their lifetime
- Heart failure is a leading cause of hospitalisation in people over the age of 65
- Over 50% of unplanned hospital admissions may be avoidable through careful discharge planning, appropriate patient education and personalised follow-up in the community
If you like, you can also use the following example heart failure tweets:
- #Heartfailure poses significant & growing cost & is the most frequent cause of hospitalisation in ppl 65+ http://www.hfpolicynetwork.eu/
- #DYK outcomes for people with #heartfailureworse than breast, prostate & bowel cancer: http://www.hfpolicynetwork.eu/
- This #HeartFailureAwarenessDay we call on governments across #Europe to make #HF a national priority: #changeHFpolicy http://www.hfpolicynetwork.eu/
- More than 50% of hospital admissions for #heartfailureare preventable. We need to #changeHFpolicy: http://www.hfpolicynetwork.eu/
Sign the Call to Action:
Our Call to Action on heart failure is one of the most comprehensive, cross-sectoral calls to action in heart failure yet developed.
Please sign it, and let us know by Twitter!