Buffalo at Heart

We’re working to create a world free of heart disease and stroke – a world where everyone can achieve the best possible health – and it starts right here in Buffalo. From teaming up with city leaders to support more walking and biking routes, to driving initiatives that make healthier food options available in all neighborhoods, to providing our kids with more opportunities to be active in school – together we are making it easier to be healthy where we live, work, learn and play. Whether you’re an ordinary citizen, a business executive, a faith leader or a policy maker, you can help join us on our journey to build a healthier Buffalo!

Help others eat smart for healthy hearts!

We’re making hearts happier and healthier all summer long, but we can’t do it without YOU. Please make your lifesaving gift in support of our Summer Drive today and download a Shop Smart, Eat Smart recipe booklet as our thanks!

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Check It! Challenge

We're issuing a challenge to YOU! The Check It! Challenge is a four month long program to encourage individuals to know their numbers and make healthy lifestyle changes known to lower blood pressure. From February through May we want individuals and organizations to commit to Check their blood pressure at least twice a month; Change to healthier habits; and Control blood pressure!

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Improving Quality of Life

Living healthy and free of disease makes a critical difference in quality of life. That’s why we’re working to raise awareness about the vital effect lifestyle has on health and helping communities form healthy habits.

Ensuring Healthy Environments

Where we work, play, live, learn and pray should help our health, not harm it. That’s why we’ve formed the Northeast Healthy Equity Consortium - working with leaders and volunteers across the Northeast to ensure that all people from all background and communities receive the highest standard of care for heart disease and stroke. 

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Strengthening the Economy

A community's well-being is directly related to the health of its local economy. We’re teaming up with employers across the state, encouraging them to comprehensive workplace health programs that help people get active on the job.

Elevating Care

With human ingenuity, we can prevent heart disease and stroke — and care for people who suffer from these devastating diseases.  We’re working with communities, hospitals and emergency care professionals to form effective and efficient systems of care that save and improve lives.

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Changing Policy

Policy has the power to protect our health, improve communities and drive lasting change.  That’s why we’re championing policies and laws to help keep our state healthy. Share your voice and become an advocate. 

Share Your Story

Perhaps you or someone you care about suffered from heart disease or stroke. Maybe you know someone whose life was impacted by CPR or changed through a healthier lifestyle. Whatever your experience may be, sharing your story is a great opportunity to give hope to others experiencing a similar situation or to inspire others to live a healthier life.

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Buffalo Young at Heart

Young at Heart

Join us and be Young at Heart! This young professionals ambassador group was created to provide an avenue of discovery, leadership, and networking for young professionals, while also expanding awareness, education, and volunteerism through the mission of the American Heart Association.

Building a Culture of Health in Buffalo

There is no quick fix, no one way to solve complex health issues that are affecting this generation and generations to come. That’s why we’re focused on the areas within communities where there is an opportunity to make the greatest impact.  Together we can improve quality of life, ensure healthy environments, strengthen the economy, elevate care and change policy for all in Buffalo. Because at the center of it all, we have Buffalo at Heart. 

Contact Us

Please send all mail to:

25 Circle St. Suite 102
Rochester, NY 14607

(716) 243-4600


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