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Become a Member

Joining forces to help people live longer, better, healthier lives

Our Members are the lifeblood of our organization. Since its establishment in 1978, the World Heart Federation has been serving as the principal representative body for the cardiovascular community, representing more than 200 scientific societies, heart foundations, patient groups, and NGOs in over 100 countries.

 

Why join the World Heart Federation?

Become a global influencer

Shape global health development agendas by providing strategic input from local to international levels, including access to WHO and UN platforms. Have a direct say by nominating candidates for WHF leadership, committees and awards. Enhance your organization’s credibility as a recognized Member of WHF.

Network with the CVD community and peers

Belong to our diverse global community of organizations dedicated to the prevention and control of CVD, with the chance to enjoy unrivalled networking opportunities at a number of global events, including the Global Summit on Circulatory Health and the World Congress of Cardiology. Members also have privileged access to the largest international network of global cardiovascular health leaders and stakeholders, sharing best practice and seeing your organization – and your members – recognized internationally.

WHF resources and support

WHF Members can harness the full suite of resources, including expert country-specific support on legislation and policy direction. Our full support of your organization includes allowing the use of our Member of WHF logo and promoting your events on our calendar. You will have a dedicated contact person at WHF, access to exclusive Member newsletters, and a weekly news round-up. If required, a WHF representative will support and attend your national event. We will also keep you informed of relevant WHF grant opportunities and you will receive priority access to World Heart Day resources.

Membership categories

Full membership

A Full Member designates a cardiac society, heart foundation, patient groups, or other organization with significant involvement in cardiovascular health.

Associate membership

An Associate Member designates other organizations working towards cardiovascular health, although this does not need to be its sole aim.

As a Full Member of the World Heart Federation, you will be able to actively participate in the WHF General Assembly and help guide our priorities and activities, nominate candidates to the Board, Committees, Expert Groups, and Awards, and participate in the WHF elections. In addition, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Right to influence WHF global position papers and policies
  • Opportunity to provide strategic input into local, national, regional, and global health development agendas (WHO, UN, Ministries of Health) with WHF support
  • Be informed on consultations to WHO and UN documents
  • Access to advocacy tools for use with governments
  • Enhanced credibility of your organization as an approved member of an NGO in official relations with the WHO, giving you a stronger platform for national influence
  • Access to WHF CVD Roadmaps and Roundtables for national implementation with policy-makers in your country
  • Opportunity to collaborate on WHF projects and initiatives, such as CVD Roadmaps, Roundtables, policy statements, resources and toolkits
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at WHF flagship events, including the Global Summit and the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health
  • Priority invitation to the Global Summit
  • Recognition of your organization and members at the global level
  • Access to the largest international network of global cardiovascular health leaders and stakeholders
  • Access to the WHF database of international leaders in CVD
  • A chance to share best practice and professional insights at workshops organized during WHF congresses, on topics such as leadership, advocacy, governmental affairs, fundraising and communications
  • Showcase your activities in WHF monthly newsletter
  • Sharing your achievements and announcements via the WHF website, social media channels, newsletters and calendar of events
  • WHF grant opportunities for your organizational capacity building
  • Expert support on country legislation or policy directions, including submitting formal commentaries and opinions on key topics to government ministries and WHO
  • Letters of support from WHF to your government on specific issues
  • Access to exclusive Member newsletters
  • Potential to influence how funding is prioritized through WHF’s links with industry, inter-governmental agencies and the philanthropic sector
  • Funding and technical support for you to implement CVD Roadmaps and Roundtables
  • Use the WHF membership logo on your website and key documents
  • WHF support for and attendance at your national event or congress
  • Nominate representatives for the WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme
  • Your events featured on the WHF website calendar
  • Your own dedicated contact person at WHF
  • Special rate to publish articles in the Global Heart journal
  • WHF’s weekly CVD news and topics from the international media monitoring
  • Priority access to World Heart Day resources for you to translate and adapt to your needs
  • Right to influence WHF global position papers and policies
  • Opportunity to provide strategic input into local, national, regional, and global health development agendas (WHO, UN, Ministries of Health) with WHF support
  • Be informed on consultations to WHO and UN documents
  • Access to advocacy tools for use with governments
  • Enhanced credibility of your organization as an approved member of an NGO in official relations with the WHO, giving you a stronger platform for national influence
  • Access to WHF CVD Roadmaps and Roundtables for national implementation with policy-makers in your country
  • Opportunity to collaborate on WHF projects and initiatives, such as CVD Roadmaps, Roundtables, policy statements, resources and toolkits
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities at WHF flagship events, including the Global Summit and the World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health
  • Priority invitation to the Global Summit
  • Recognition of your organization and members at the global level
  • Access to the largest international network of global cardiovascular health leaders and stakeholders
  • Access to the WHF database of international leaders in CVD
  • A chance to share best practice and professional insights at workshops organised during WHF congresses, on topics such as leadership, advocacy, governmental affairs, fundraising and communications
  • Showcase your activities in WHF monthly newsletter
  • Sharing your achievements and announcements via the WHF website, social media channels, newsletters and calendar of events
  • WHF grant opportunities for your organizational capacity building
  • Expert support on country legislation or policy directions, including submitting formal commentaries and opinions on key topics to government ministries and WHO
  • Letters of support from WHF to your government on specific issues
  • Access to exclusive Member newsletters
  • Potential to influence how funding is prioritized through WHF’s links with industry, inter-governmental agencies and the philanthropic sector
  • Funding and technical support for you to implement CVD Roadmaps and Roundtables
  • Use the WHF membership logo on your website and key documents
  • WHF support for and attendance at your national event or congress
  • Nominate representatives for the WHF Salim Yusuf Emerging Leaders Programme
  • Your events featured on the WHF website calendar
  • Your own dedicated contact person at WHF
  • Special rate to publish articles in the Global Heart journal
  • WHF’s weekly CVD news and topics from the international media monitoring
  • Priority access to World Heart Day resources for you to translate and adapt to your needs

Our Member Partners

Long-standing Members wishing to work more closely and strategically with the World Heart Federation can apply to become Member Partners.

Member Partners are the vanguard of World Heart Federation’s membership community. Working in partnership with our Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership Team, Member Partners are invited to advocate on behalf of the World Heart Federation at global, regional, and national events.

We offer two levels of Member Partner status: Strategic and Sustaining. All Member Partners receive the same benefits as our Full Members, plus additional exclusive benefits.

Strategic Partners have a permanent seat on the WHF Board, with full voting rights, to provide strategic guidance and shape the future of the organization.

Strategic Partners play a lead role in:

  • Strategic projects
  • Member state negotiations on behalf of our Members
  • Representing the World Heart Federation at UN meetings
  • Work in ‘lead countries’
  • ‘Twinning’ programme activities
  • Special invitations to World Health Assembly and UN meetings, high-level roundtables and summits

Strategic Partners are recognised on World Heart Federation website and materials.

  • Special invitations to high-level roundtables and summits
  • Sustaining Partners are recognised on World Heart Federation website and materials
Become a Member

Become a Member

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