HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Project at Yale)

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Our Mission:

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.

Our Activities:

Volunteer Weekly at Local New Haven Locations Direct Service Take free blood pressure and health screenings for New Haven community members, link hypertension members with proper medical care, bring awareness to improving overall health in community. Free Blood Pressure Screenings (NHFPL) Direct Service We offer free blood pressure screenings on a regular basis comprising several 1-hr shifts. Each shift is covered by a group of students, overseen by a shift leader. Free Blood Pressure Screenings (CSK) Direct Service We offer free blood pressure screenings on a regular basis comprising several 1-hr shifts. Each shift is covered by a group of students, overseen by a shift leader. Free Blood Pressure Screenings (DESK) Direct Service We offer free blood pressure screenings at Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen on a regular basis comprising several 1-hr shifts. Each shift is covered by a group of students, overseen by a shift leader.

Student Leaders:

Hannah Shi - Co-Coordinator/Co-President Kanhai Amin - Co-Coordinator/Co-President

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