Healthy Hearts on the Hill (HHH) is a collaborative initiative of the Center for Excellence in Aging Services with Koinonia Primary Care. HHH is a community wide initiative aimed at increasing awareness and participation in heart healthy behaviors. This initiative, with the support of a community coalition, lay advocates and community partners, aims to reach its goals of increasing access to healthcare, physical activity and better nutrition in the West Hill community.

Learn more about HHH and out upcoming program, The Biggest Winner, at HHH1pagedescription .


Where is West Hill?

The West Hill community is located on theWest Hill Mapwest side of the city of Albany.  It is located

between Henry Johnson Boulevard, North Manning Boulevard,

Central Avenue and Livingston Avenue.







The Coalition

The Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition is comprised of three sub-committees: The Nutrition Committee, the Physical Activity Committee and the Healthcare Committee.  These committees work to offer healthy community dinners and samplings, free health screenings and evidence-based programs empowering people to achieve better health, and increased opportunities for physical activity.  Interested in joining or learning more about our coalition?  Contact us at


Healthy Hearts on the Hill's Recipe of the Month: Sensationalsixlayerdinner

Events calendar (Coming Soon)

Upcoming Health Screenings


The Biggest Winner

The Biggest Winner is a community-wide effort to reach better heart health.  Participants from Albany's West Hill, Arbor Hill and the South End earn points by attending health fairs, community dinners, joining walking clubs, seeing their doctor, attending free health screenings, participating in evidence-based programs and more.  Those who earn points each month qualify for the monthly prize drawing and participants who earn at least 30 points in at least four months are eligible for the Grand Prize drawing!


Biggest Winner Materials (Coming Soon):


Community Organizations -- We need your help!  We are looking for community organizations to collect monthlys core cards and make Biggest winner information available (Portal Sites) or to host Biggest winner Events like healthy dinners, exercise event and healthcare screenings (Community Partner Sites).

Are you a community organization interested in serving as a Portal Site or in hosting Biggest winner Events?  Click the link below to learn more about what it takes to be a Portal Site or a Community Partner Site.

Portal and Community Partner Letter: HHHportal-communitypartnerletterfinal

Biggest Winner Community Partner Form: BiggestWinnerCommunityPartnerAgreement






  West Hill Neighborhood Health Advocates

  West Hill Neighborhood Health Advocates are volunteers who play a

  vital role in HHH by helping people deal with the complexities of

  today’s health care environment, and who work with health and social

  services providers and faith communities.  These advocates volunteer

  to help plan and carry out community outreach efforts and HHH events.




Biggest Winner KICKOFF EVENT!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

3 to 7 pm

Star of Bethlehem Church

(513 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY). 


Join us for

Free Food, Entertainment and Information!




How You Can get Involved

Join our Coalition as an Organization or Neighborhood Health Advocate!  Contact us if you're interested in becoming a part of the Healthy Hearts on the Hill Coalition.

Be the Biggest Winner!  Are you a resident of West Hill, Arbor Hill or the South End?  If so, join us on April 23rd from 3 - 7 pm at the Star of Bethlehem Church (513 Clinton Avenue in Albany) for our KICKOFF EVENT!

Become a Portal Site!  Make Biggest Winner information available at your organization and collect monthly score cards.

Become a Community Partner Site!  Host Biggest Winner events at your community organization.

Volunteer!  Help out at HHH and Biggest Winner events


HHH Newsletters




NHAP Publications


HHH in the News

Times Union: WestHillArticle


Contact Us

For information or assistance, contact

Healthy Hearts on the Hill Program
Center for Excellence in Aging Services
SUNY Albany

Richardson 387
Albany, NY 12222
(518) 442-3360
Fax (518) 591-8772
e-mail us:

Vixit to learn more about Koinonia Primary Care, our partner in Healthy Hearts on the Hill


Healthy Hearts on the Hill is supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies and the John A. Hartford Foundation.