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The American Heart Association is working to create a world of longer, healthier lives. That starts in the Pittsburgh region.

A Culture of Health

Imagine a community where healthy choices are equitable and accessible, where your ZIP code doesn’t determine your health. We are fighting heart diseases and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans. From working alongside community leaders, to supporting 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.

Every year in the Pittsburgh region, approximately 867 people die from a heart attack or stroke.
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Food Insecurity Impacts Cardiovascular Disease

Food insecurity is related to a wide variety of health challenges. That is why we partner with local organizations to provide community members with free produce boxes and no cost produce pop-up markets. Programs like these are made possible by the generous support of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers.

Your Voice Matters

We will only beat heart disease and stroke if we work together. We advocate for policies that prevent cardiovascular diseases, improve the quality of and access to care, increase research funding and expand rehabilitation services.

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Go Red for Women

The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally.

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AHA Pittsburgh Young Professionals

Our mission is to educate, to celebrate, to get physical, to serve and to inspire through fun and fitness!

Our young adult volunteers want to make a difference by increasing awareness and education of cardiovascular diseases and stroke while having fun.  They were inspired to get involved either because their lives had been directly or indirectly affect by heart diseases and stroke, or because they just wanted to be a part of this active community.

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Contact Us

Four Gateway Center 
444 Liberty Avenue, Ste. 1300 
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1207
Phone: (412) 208-3550

Executive Director - Debbie Banks

Communications Director - Karen Colbert

2020-2021 Board of Directors

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