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A relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives in our community.

Health isn’t just about behavior. It’s also about place: where you live, work, learn, play and pray - and all the many complex social factors within those locations which greatly impact health. In South Florida, we are committed to joining forces with community leaders to close these critical gaps and create healthier lives for all our diverse citizens.

Miami-Dade and Broward are 2 of the 14 counties in the nation with over 100K food-insecure children.

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Healthier Holidays

Need help staying healthy this holiday season? We got you! Join Healthy for Good™ and get our Taste of the Holidays digital recipe booklet.

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The gift of life

From heart disease to coronavirus, we're determined to help the hearts you love. Make a lifesaving donation in a loved one's name this holiday season.

Rita and Rick

“As Vice Chairs for the Broward Heart Walk, we are incredibly proud to be part of the American Heart Association’s consistent efforts to build healthier lives in our South Florida community. We look forward to continuing to work together to raise funds for lifesaving research and education and be part of the positive change this organization accomplishes.”

–Rita and Rick Case, Broward Heart Walk Sponsors

A Culture of Health & Wellness

Everyone deserves the best possible life, and it starts right here in our community.

Noelia Gutierrez and family

“I was only 8 days post-postpartum with my third child when I was eating dinner at my house one night and started to experience a stroke(link opens in new window). The physicians told me that two years ago, the science and research was not available to save my life. Although I was only 29-years-old at the time, if it were not for the research commits to stroke by the American Heart Association, I would not be alive today.”

–Noelia Gutierrez, stroke survivor, volunteer

Ensuring our community has nutrition security

33024 is one of the most under-resourced zip codes in South Florida. But recently, with help from community partners, we delivered healthy meals and educational resources to 225 families in that zip code. Everyone deserves to be healthy. If you’ve never had to worry about your next meal, you can help others worry less about theirs. Let's reduce the number of families going hungry in our community.

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Celebrating Diversity: LatinX essential workers making a difference

We're honoring Latinos’ contributions during these difficult times by celebrating their unique stories! Despite the risk to personal health, essential workers are making incredible contributions during the pandemic. South Florida Latinos are committed to supporting our entire community. Are you a diverse essential worker with a unique story? Allow us to celebrate you!

Saying "NO" to teen vaping in Fort Lauderdale

You deserve to live in a smoke-free environment! Roughly 90% of lifelong smokers first try tobacco by age 18, so the Fort Lauderdale City Commission raised the sale age for tobacco products to 21. You can help reduce youth smoking and prevent a lifetime of addiction and disease. Stop the kids you know from joining millions of teens who now vape!

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Spot stroke signs F.A.S.T.

Strokes don’t discriminate. They can happen to anyone, at any age – and about 1 in 4 people worldwide will have one in their lifetime. But up to 80% of strokes may be prevented with lifestyle adjustments. You have the power to reduce your risk and know the warning signs. Remember the letters F.A.S.T. You never know when spotting the stroke warning could help you save a life.

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4000 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 170-N
Hollywood, FL 33021

(954) 364-5000

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