Capital Region at HeartWe’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 the Capital Region. 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 Capital Region!
Fight the No. 1 Cause of Cardiovascular Disease
One way your gift helps save lives is through healthy eating programs, since poor nutrition is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease.
Live Fierce City Champions
We’re calling on everyone everywhere to help us address the continuing threat of heart disease and stroke by helping our communities to Live Fierce! Live Fierce is the American Heart Association’s bold approach to driving equitable health impact in our communities.
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.
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.
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.
Creating a Culture of Health in the Capital RegionThere 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 the Capital Region. Because at the center of it all, we have the Capital Region at Heart.
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.
Staff and Board Members
Amy Young, Executive Director, [email protected]
Community Impact Director: [email protected]
Senior Director, Communications: [email protected]
Youth Market Directors: [email protected]
New York State Government Relations Director: [email protected]
Board of Directors
Chair: Kaweeda Adams, City School District of Albany
Haven Brown, Mount Olive Baptist Church
Michael Colon, MD, Capital District Pediatric Cardiologists
Amy L. Cesarano, The Table Rock Group at Morgan Stanley
Joan Clifford, Russell Sage College
Peter Connolly, The Mercedes-Benz Center at Keeler Motor Car Company
Maria Decker, Maria’s Bowls and Smoothies
Bill Galvin, Highmark BlueShield of Northeastern New York
Kristin Mathews, KeyBank
Disha Mookherjee, M.D., Saratoga Hospital
Sulagna Mookherjee, M.D., Albany Med
Michael-Aaron Poindexter, SEFCU; Macedonia Baptist Church
Mandeep Sidhu, M.D., Albany Med
Neil Yager, DO, Albany Med
444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300,
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Executive Director: Amy Young