World Heart Day

raising awareness of heart health

World Heart Day is organised by UEFA’s social responsibility partner, the World Heart Federation (WHF). Each year UEFA asks the European football family to support World Heart Day by raising awareness of heart health and healthier lifestyles through national football associations and domestic clubs.

World Heart Day aims to increase global awareness, educate people about cardiovascular disease (CVD), the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle and to promote heart-healthy environments.

Healthy Stadia works closely with UEFA and WHF to provide a themed toolkit each year for national associations to support World Heart Day, primarily through digital communications and social media, but also simple actions to develop stadium environments as ‘heart health promoting’ i.e. environment that make it easier for fans, staff and volunteers to make healthier lifestyle choices.

National Associations engaged in World Heart Day:

  • 2016 – 17 national associations
  • 2015 – 14 national associations
  • 2014 – 6 national associations

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