HAPPY (Hypertension Awareness & Prevention Project at Yale)


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:

Free blood pressure screening in the New Haven community
Direct Service
HAPPY has undergraduate students volunteering at the New Haven Public Library, Community Soup Kitchen, YMCA, Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen, and Yale Community Kitchen to help provide free blood pressure screenings and raise hypertension awareness to the New Haven Community.

Direct Service
"Volunteer Weekly at Local New Haven Locations
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."

Trip to Health Fair
Advocacy, or Activism
HAPPY will be taking a trip to the annual health fair located at the Keefe community center in Hamden on April 15.

Student Leaders:

Olivia Ang-Olson - Co-Coordinator/Co-President Sohum Kapadia - Co-Coordinator/Co-President

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