Heart & Vascular Center

Cardiac Support Community

At Yale-New Haven Hospital, we offer a variety of outreach and education programs to support cardiac patients and families and help raise awareness in the community about the risks and signs of heart disease.

Women's Heart Program

The Women's Heart Program at YNHH is dedicated to helping women assess their risk of heart attack and recognize its signs and symptoms. Launched in March 2001, the program continues to improve overall outcomes for women with heart disease through education and community outreach. Our experts are available to speak at corporate and community events to raise awareness about the prevention, early detection and treatment of heart disease in women. Learn more

Peer Support

Many former cardiac patients and caregivers provide volunteer support services for families of the YNHH Heart & Vascular Center. Their unique perspective and experience is an invaluable resource for those diagnosed with heart disease. From going to patients' rooms to stationing themselves in visitor lounges, our peer volunteers are always available to listen and offer advice and inspiration.

Cardiomyopathy Patient and Family Support Group

The cardiomyopathy patient and family support group meets (date/time/place). Group sessions offer education and information on issues affecting adult cardiomyopathy patients and their family members as well as open discussion and peer support around the psychological impact of the diagnosis. A peer family mentor volunteer provides information, outreach and peer support as needed for new members, and assists with some administrative aspects of group process, including planning for group meetings and recording of group minutes. For more information, please call (203) 200-6361.

Heart Transplantation Support Group

Our Heart Transplant Team meets monthly to connect patients and families who are waiting for hearts with those who have already experienced heart transplant surgery. These volunteers can offer valuable insight and support during this stressful time. Get times and locations

Community & Corporate Events

YNHH proudly supports the efforts of individuals and organizations doing their part to raise awareness about heart disease. Our team regularly participates and is available to speak and provide educational materials at community and corporate events such as the Greater New Haven Heart Walk, health fairs, and civic engagements. We also sponsor an annual "Wear Red for Women" day at the hospital to raise awareness about women and heart disease. For more information, call (203) 688-4373.

Get Involved!

Volunteers are always welcome to contribute time and resources to support our community outreach and education efforts. For more information, call (203) 688-4373.

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