HAPPY, Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Program at Yale, is a collaboration of Yale University students, health professionals, and New Haven community resource and health care agencies dedicated to providing regular hypertension screenings, linking hypertensive individuals with affordable and immediate medical care, and eliminating barriers to follow-up care for underserved communities in New Haven. The ultimate goal of HAPPY is to establish cost-effective, long term community-based approaches that foster self-management behaviors for chronic hypertension among the homeless population. This is done through action that aims to prevent in-action; we provide free blood pressure screenings at various community sites in New Haven, and strive to connect individuals to resources for follow-up care or appropriate education and information.
Free blood pressure screening in the New Haven community Direct Service We provide free blood pressure screening at several locations for the New Haven community. We also help hypertensive individuals with directing them towards affordable and immediate medical care if needed to help the under-served communities.