Brazil’s Initial Experience in Widening Awareness of Familial Hypercholesterolemia with Patients Associations
Received Date:October 13, 2021; Published Date:November 12, 2021
In this paper we describe the steps taken for broadening the publical, midiatic and all heart professional awareness in Brazil of Familial Hypercholesterolemia and the cardiovascular risk it carries, carries encompassing the strategic plan, advocacy, its purpose, how the Brazilian Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patients Association was born, this mission, objectives, and the reality of familial hypercholesterolemia patients in Brazil.
Keywords:Familial hypercholesterolemia; Patients associations; Midia; Public awareness; Advocacy; Stakeholders
Abbreviations:FH: Family Hypercholesterolemia; FHPA: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Patients Association