Heart Failure Awareness Day 2016

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!

Please join us in raising awareness of heart failure by following our twitter feed @HFPolicyNetwork or by looking out for our campaign hashtag, #changeHFpolicy.

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 christine@hpolicy.com

Social media graphics

Please feel free to use any of the below in your social media:

Pillar 1- Tipping point (border)

Pillar 2-Red flag (border)

Pillar 1- 15million (border)

Pillar 4- Systems (border)


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:


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!