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PROJECT HEARTS

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

 

Project Hearts aims to combat hypertension through blood pressure screenings and community education on heart health. Our volunteers coach patients on self-monitoring and tracking their blood pressure over time to improve their heart health. In targeting low-income, underserved patients in West L.A., we aim to provide them with a consistent source of knowledge and guidance on managing and improving their heart health. Members of Project Hearts are certified to advocate for and coach their patients to make beneficial lifestyle changes through the American Heart Association.

WHY IS OUR WORK IMPORTANT?

 

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in America. As it is a chronic condition, lifestyle management of heart health is vital. In targeting low-income, underserved patients in West L.A., we aim to provide them with a source of knowledge and guidance on managing and improving their heart health.

WHAT DO OUR MEMBERS GAIN FROM THIS EXPERIENCE?

 

Members of Project Hearts are certified to advocate for and coach others on making beneficial lifestyle changes through the American Heart Association. They also gain valuable experience providing health education in a simple, easy to understand way to patients coming from a variety of backgrounds. Thus, volunteers will build crucial communication and public speaking skills as well as the knowledge that they are making a significant contribution in the effort to prevent heart disease.
  

 

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

Grace Hong

Position: Project Hearts Director

Year: 3rd Year

Major: Psychobiology

Short blurb: I've been so fortunate to surround myself with the most genuine, passionate members of this organization along with the community members we serve around LA. With each experience in Project Hearts, I've become more self-aware of our potential impact and my own personal lifestyle habits. I can't wait to see new faces join, so I'd love to talk! Added bonus if you're up-to-date with The Bachelor.