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February is Heart Health Awareness Month

FEBRUARY 2020: American Heart Month and Go Red for Women


The Nation Goes Red in February

National Wear Red Day® – Friday, February 7, 2020

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke.

American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved.

-The first American Heart Month, which took place in February 1964, was proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson via Proclamation 3566 on December 30, 1963.
-The Congress, by joint resolution on that date, has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating February as American Heart Month.
-While American Heart Month is a federally designated month in the United States, it’s important to realize that cardiovascular disease knows no borders.


Did you know? 88% of millennial women worry about their moms' health.


Go Red for Women®

Go Red for Women® is the American Heart Association's global initiative to end heart disease and stroke in women. Launched in 2004 to close the gap in awareness, Go Red quickly expanded into a worldwide movement dedicated to removing the barriers women face to achieving good health and wellbeing.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, killing more women than all forms of cancer combined. Learn what it means to Go Red For Women to help women like you fight back:


Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.


Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.

It’s up to you. No one can do it for you.


We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills one of three women.


Make healthy food choices for you and your family.

Teach your kids the importance of staying active.


Tell every woman you know that heart disease is our No. 1 killer.

Know your numbers


Have you heard of Research Goes Red?

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women® and Verily’s Project Baseline are collaborating to empower more women to participate in scientific research. By creating Research Goes Red, the American Heart Association and Verily are united to inspire women to combat their #1 killer: cardiovascular disease. The vision for Research Goes Red is to create the world’s most engaged and largest women’s health registry and platform for research. Research Goes Red aims to raise awareness about women’s overall health and well-being and inspire women to contribute to research to further scientific understanding. Both healthy women and those with an episodic or chronic health condition are encouraged to participate in research. The more we know about women and their overall health and well-being, the better we can treat, beat and prevent cardiovascular disease.

Making an impact - 16 years of Go Red

25K + women registered for the newly launched Research Goes Red initiative in less than six months.

$600 million raised to support research, education, advocacy, prevention and awareness programs.

19 million women who interact with Go Red through digital platforms annually.

Important Dates in February

2/1-2/29 American Heart Month

2/1-2/29 Black History Month

2/4 World Cancer Day

2/7 National Wear Red Day

2/14 National Donor Day

2/14 Valentine’s Day

2/19 President’s Day




The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has upgraded our website to better serve Wisconsin citizens. Our agency meets many different needs-but as a whole we are here to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin. A modern, well‐designed, and more responsive website will help us to achieve that.

We are using a web development tool called Drupal that has been adopted widely across both business and government. Drupal is an open source web content management system with an active development community. In other words, it is a free tool for building websites that has caught on as a practical and innovative solution worldwide.

The user experience is extremely important to us, and this upgrade has allowed us to greatly improve it.

**We studied how people navigate and why they come to   the website-and applied what we learned. Overall, visitors to our website should find it less complicated to browse, search, and find what they want.

**We are also using best practices for design. The new look is uncluttered and easier on the user's eyes.

**Our website is now optimized for mobile, which means you can view our site on any device with ease.

**We continue our ongoing agency commitment to accessibility and compliance with federal regulation, sec


Our Mission

The Iron County Wisconsin Health Department is here to serve the residents of Iron County Wisconsin by promoting health, protecting the enviroment, and preventing disease and injury.





Office Information

Department Head: Katie Hampston, BSN, RN
502 Copper Street
Suite 2
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2191
Toll Free: 888-561-2191
Fax: 715-561-2836
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Latest Events

Tue Feb 18 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Wakefield Strong Women
Tue Feb 18 @04:00PM - 05:00PM
Hurley Strong Women