Intermountain Health and American Heart Association of Utah Team Up for National Wear Red Day

Industry: Healthcare

National Wear Red Day goal is to raise awareness about heart disease and women

Salt Lake City, UT (PRUnderground) January 31st, 2023

Intermountain Health and the American Heart Association are working to raise awareness about women and heart disease. The goal, to have every woman in Utah to know what she can do to reduce her risk of developing heart disease, the #1 killer of both woman AND men in the world.

February is American Heart Month and this Friday, February 3, 2023, is National Wear Red Day when the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. Intermountain and the AHA are asking every Utahn to put on their best red attire, too. The goal of National Wear Red Day is to bring greater attention to heart disease as the leading cause of death for all Americans.

As part of National Wear Red Day is the Go Red for Women Campaign movement, which helps fund lifesaving women’s research, advances public health policy, and works to close the gender gap in research and STEM.

Now in its 19th year, Go Red for Women creates a platform for ALL women to address their greatest health risk, which is cardiovascular disease. Intermountain Health is the Go Red for Women platform sponsor in Utah.

By wearing red on Friday, you can help the women in your life, and reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease by building awareness.

Why Greater Awareness is Vital in Utah

  • One in 4 Utah adults are living with high blood pressure, yet only 1/3 of people know that high blood pressure is the greatest risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.
  • The AHA and doctors are finding that younger women, women of color, and women in under-resourced areas, aren’t aware that cardiovascular disease is their number one health threat.
  • Utahn women are encouraged to “Be the Beat” for themselves and their loved ones by finding simple ways to improve their health such as getting enough sleep, managing stress, being physically active or focusing on nutrition. Small actions build up to big changes over time.

For more information or to learn more about the Go Red for Women campaign, go to

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called SelectHealth with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see

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