Heart Niagara facilitates health services, education and training to community, schools, and workplaces and for families. Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death among Canadians. The incidence of heart disease continues to rise in Niagara and emphasis is being placed on risk factors and healthier choices. Heart Niagara is providing strategies in the fight against cardiovascular disease. The HDL Program is designed to help people prevent and reduce their future risk of heart disease. To accomplish risk reduction the Program is a focused approach to educate individuals and provide interventions to improve their good cholesterol HDL which significantly improves their well being.