What 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 Our Work Is 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 Members Gain

CERTIFICATION

Members of Project Hearts are certified to advocate for and coach others on making beneficial lifestyle changes through the American Heart Association.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Members gain valuable experience providing health education in a simple, easy to understand way to patients coming from a variety of backgrounds. 

FULFILLMENT

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.

Our Directors

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SOMAN KHAN

Project Hearts Co-Director | Biology 2021

I began volunteering with Project Hearts in MESH to exercise my passions for community service and providing accessible healthcare to underserved communities. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, I love to play sports, enjoy the outdoors, and spend time with friends and family. The knowledge and experience I have gained with MESH along with the support of the organization’s motivated and passionate community have inspired me to pursue a career in medicine, where I hope to help patients in a larger capacity.

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GRACE HONG

Project Hearts Co-Director | Psychobiology 2021

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.