American Heart Association

Triangle

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

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Imagine a Triangle where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your zip code does not determine your health. Across our community, we are fighting for longer lives by making the places where we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal as healthy as they can be.

We're committed to equitably increasing healthy life expectancy in our community by addressing both physical and mental well-being. Blood pressure, healthy eating, physical activity, and mental health are our greatest health priorities here in the Triangle.


Life expectancy for residents in zip code 27617 is 88 years, but only 77 years for their neighbors in 27703.

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Longer and healthier

Our ambitious new 10-year goals focus on helping people everywhere increase their healthy life expectancy. Because everyone deserves more quality time.

Coronavirus News

It’s important to be safe, careful and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic – and to keep your physical and mental health in mind.

A Culture of Health & Wellness

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

The Triangle is saving lives with #HandsOnlyCPR

When a person has a cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately getting CPR from someone nearby. Hands-Only CPR can double or even triple a person’s chance of survival. Join lifesavers around the Triangle by learning Hands-Only CPR today.

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Tackling health inequity in our backyard

Local health assessments have unveiled disparities in our Hispanic and African American populations, so we’re taking health care to the community with Blue Cross NC(link opens in new window). Ambassadors from the Promotores de Salud (Community Health Workers) program are spreading vital info on CPR training, blood pressure screenings, healthy eating and more.

Got an idea of your own? We’re awarding mini-grants for great solutions that promote health education!

Making it easier to #MoveMore!

Healthy Mile Trails are popping up across the Triangle thanks to the Partnership for a Healthy Durham, a coalition of various local partners including the American Heart Association. We work with neighborhoods to identify the best routes, clean up the paths, and paint sidewalks with the official Healthy Mile Trail marker. The latest addition? Hillside Park in Durham!

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Helping hands create healthy meals

Join a FREE weekly Simple Cooking with Heart class! Learn a variety of healthful cooking techniques and skills, such as replacing spices for salt and olive oil for butter. Plus, you'll get to take home a few heart-healthy kitchen items to make a lasting change. Ready to conquer the kitchen?

Fighting for our mothers, sisters, and friends

Join our Go Red for Women® Chair, Terri Phillips, MD FAAP and make a commitment to women’s heart health. We're raising awareness about the No. 1 killer of women: heart disease. We're closing the gender gap in the medical field and research(link opens in new window). And we invite all women and their families to lead healthier lives and drive collective action for community transformation. Join the conversation with #GoRedTriangle.

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Contact Us

5001 South Miami Blvd, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27703
(919) 463-8300

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