iOS app Android app

Tanya Abreu
As a women's health care educator and hospital strategist, Tanya Abreu is president and national program director, Spirit of Women, a network of more than 170 hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S. In this role, Tanya designs strategies and initiatives that help to transform the definition of women’s health from one focused solely on babies, breasts, and bones to one celebrating women’s overall wellness and vitality throughout each decade of life.

Tanya is also appointed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health to serve on the Heart Attack Expert Panel. Previously, Tanya founded Magee Womancare International, which is now actively working to improve health care and educational for women in more than 50 cities throughout Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Baltic States as well as with international refugees through contracts with the United Nations.

Tanya’s upcoming books “Marketing Health and Happiness to the Tie Dye Generation” and “The Feeling Factor: Lesser Known Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease” will be published in 2011. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Visit and for more details.

Entries by Tanya Abreu

Promoting Health as Love

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 4:55 PM

I find such joy in my work as a women's health and wellness consultant to hospitals, clinicians, and consumers around the country. I often wonder how I got so lucky to be able to explore with so many people in so many places what it means to really be healthy....

Read Post

No Room for a Dog-Eat-Dog World in Health Care

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 1:48 PM

In the world of business, we are taught that staying ahead of the competition is the key to success -- even if the tactics we use are fierce and intense. We believe in "independence" as the hallmark of free enterprise and view the concept of "merger and acquisition" as loss.

Read Post

The Trillion Dollar Woman

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 2:50 PM

It has been awhile since I have blogged here on HuffPost. Blame it on the "endless" presidential election of 2012 or the seemingly disheartened state of healthcare reform in which hospital leadership, providers, insurers and consumers themselves all seem equally confused and slow to move.

I am a women's healthcare...

Read Post

Women's Health: Why We Need to Find Our Voice

(13) Comments | Posted February 2, 2012 | 2:02 PM

Here by my home in South Florida is a cemetery where a tombstone is inscribed with the simple and powerful words: "Beloved daughter sister and mother, Here lies a virtuous woman." With her untimely death at only 40 years old and a legacy of four beautiful children, she has become...

Read Post

Narcissism Is Bad for Our Country's Health

(4) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 3:54 PM

In the heated debate surrounding health care reform in the United States, one thing is consistent and urgent: waste is expensive to our country's health.

As Americans, we are now hearing that so many diagnostic tests that we once had may never really have been necessary at all, or...

Read Post

8 Golden Rules to Prevent Cancer

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 1:13 PM

The American family experiences enough stress nowadays without considering the added reality that cancer kills about 1,500 U.S. citizens daily. That ominous number is on the rise and cancer is second to only cardiovascular disease in taking lives each year -- and effectively "ending" the health and happiness of many...

Read Post

Addressing the Future of Women's Health Care

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2011 | 2:53 PM

For the past four decades, the medical specialty of women's health has struggled to grow beyond babies, breast cancer and osteoporosis. Women have insisted on a more "whole body" approach to their health since the 1970s, yet hospitals and clinicians have lagged behind in their ability to provide integrated diagnostic,...

Read Post

Heart Disease Prevention Through Lifestyle Modification

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2011 | 3:55 PM

Last month brought a shower of cardiologists to New Orleans for the annual scientific convention of the American College of Cardiology. In my role of as a health care planning adviser, to hundreds of hospitals across the United States, I stay on the cutting edge of...

Read Post

The Future Of Breast Centers In The U.S.

(3) Comments | Posted March 24, 2011 | 3:45 PM

I spent a good bit of last week in Las Vegas attending and speaking at the annual conference of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC), the professional organization that defines and raises the standards for operation of quality breast centers in the United States. Interestingly enough, the...

Read Post

Dance as if Your Life Depended on it

(9) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 4:33 PM

This past Saturday, February 26, 2011, in more than 70 cities around the U.S., people danced at hospitals, at malls, in parks and in other public spaces -- "As If Their Life Depended On It." And, perhaps, it does. More than 200 hospitals in 95+ American cities are members of...

Read Post

The Wonder Woman's Guide to the New Health Care System

(4) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 9:07 AM

The 50+ million women who are next in line to become the largest users of the U.S. health care system are between the ages of 45-65, a generation brought up on wonder women, bionic women and golden girls. We were the first women to read "Our Bodies, Our Selves" and...

Read Post