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A Culture of Health

We are working to weave healthy living practices and opportunities into our community. The American Heart Association is making it easier to be healthy where we live, work, learn and play.

Central PA at Heart

As a member of the community, you have an important role to play in helping to improve the long-term health of central Pennsylvania.


4250 Crums Mill Road, Suite 100
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Phone: (717) 730-1700

Fax:  (717) 652-5760

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Kids Heart Challenge Contest Winners

Twelve local students were honored for their winning essays and artwork that presented their visions of a healthier community and heart heroes -- all as part of a Kids Heart Challenge contest held this year by the American Heart Association and Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Winners from left to right: Molly Emrich, American Heart Association; Eduardo Perez; Charity Cochran; Ali’Ania Braswell; Shay Eisenberger; Mia Toribio-Guzman; Hope Lynn Keller; Airalay Wilson; Nicholas Tome; Dr. Sarah Iriana, Penn State Health; Domenique Sarmento; Teresa DeVono, American Heart Association; Tessa Baldwin; Dr. Thomas Chin, Penn State Children’s Hospital. Not pictured: Heather Markham and TyJyre Stern.


Kids Heart Challenge winners
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CPR Saves Lives

Emergencies leave us feeling helpless, but they don’t have to. Take two minutes to learn Hands-Only CPR now. 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes. When a person has a cardiac arrest, immediate CPR can double or triple their chance of survival. Prepare to save a life, find a CPR course near you today.

Research Goes Red

Project Baseline by verily

Join thousands of women in the fight against heart disease. The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women® movement and Verily's Project Baseline have joined forces to launch Research Goes Red, an initiative calling on women across the United States to contribute to health research.

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Improving the Health of Local Employees

On average, we spend more than half of our waking hours at work. That's why we've teamed up with local businesses to create a more physically active, health-conscious culture in the office. If you can't be healthy at work, then your boss needs to know.

Fighting for the Health of Newborns

Congenital heart defects are the top killer of newborns with birth defects.  We educated the local community on the need for a simple, non-invasive screening that could prevent these deaths.