Get Healthy Pittsburgh!

Get Healthy Pittsburgh! (GHP) was a proven program by Humane Action Pittsburgh to transform the Steel City into a healthier, happier, and more productive community! We helped people of all demographics, regardless of age or income level, to improve their health with a simple step-by-step plant-based program. As the City of Champions, it was only fitting that our residents have the healthy heart of a champion!

Leading health experts agreed that a plant-based diet is the ONLY diet proven to reverse heart disease, type II diabetes, and even potentially stave off cancer. It is the single best thing we could do for ourselves and our families — and for the responsible treatment of animals and our environment.

Participants were invited to a  kick-off event led by #1 New York Times best-selling author and founder of PLANTSTRONG, Rip Esselstyn. During the kick-off, participants learned the pillars of the program, sampled delicious foods they can make at home, and prepared for the challenge.


Before-and-after biometric screenings were included.

Participants were coached daily on everything they need to be healthier and happier. They learned how to prepare balanced meals, short-cut food prep, incorporate more activity in less time, and more. We all returned for the ‘reveal party’ where participants celebrated their achievements. When people realize they can drastically improve their health in only one week, they are highly motivated to continue



Total Improvement

Down per person

improvement for average LDL

improvement for average triglycerides

Individual Improvement


biggest improvement for LDL

improvement for triglycerides

More in Victories:

HAP Hive Pollinator Garden

Bullhook Plus Ban

Puppy Mill Ban

Legislator Support

The Game Changers

Heart of a Hero

Wildlife Corridors

Get Healthy Pittsburgh!

Restricting Wild Bird Trapping & Selling

Passage of the Reptile Ordinance

Vegan Night at PNC Park

Pittsburgh Zoo Starting AZA Accreditation Process

Arrests Made for Pigeon Poisoning

Plastic Bag Ban