Buffalo

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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!

A Moment That Truly Matters with Twice the Impact

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America – more than all cancers combined. It has stolen too many holiday memories from too many families. You can make this a moment that matters in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Donate now when it will be DOUBLED, thanks to a $500,000 matching gift!

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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.

Let's Talk Numbers

High cholesterol is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers in the U.S.

This initiative aims to improve awareness, detection, and management of high cholesterol by educating and empowering consumers, healthcare professionals, and patients with evidence-based information and tools, while also improving quality of care for patients through AHA’s quality improvement programs.

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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

Mailing Address:

444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300,

Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Phone: 716.243.4600

BuffaloAHA@heart.org

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