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.

All Heart Club (Cardiac Rehabilitation Support)

The All Heart Club of Greater New Haven, an educational support group, provides ongoing educational support to people with heart problems and their spouses or families. The club meets on the second Thursday of most months, 6 to 8 pm, at Yale New Haven Hospital Saint Raphael campus. Membership is open to anyone; there is a nominal membership fee. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 669-0106.

Cardiac Rehabilitation at YNHH

Learn more about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at Yale New Haven Hospital

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.

Congenital Heart Defects Support Group

Our monthly meeting for patients and families living with congenital heart defects. Call one of the contact person(s) listed below for complete details.


First Monday of every month, 6 - 8 pm.


Jeanne Imperati, 203-234-1371
Erin Ross, 203-214-0384
Andy Szocs, 203-494-76721
Marion Andrews, 203-376-6772

Family Care Partners

A variety of general information for caregivers covering topics such as billing and insurance issues, making living arrangements, caregiver communities and visiting the hospital.

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.


YNHH Max Taffel Room
Every other Thursday, 7 - 8:30 p.m.


Jennifer Stook, LCSW, 203-688-7253
Nancy Tauscher, LCSW, 203-688-8535


Children’s Hospital, Room 201
First Tuesday of every month, 2 - 3:30 p.m.


Dorene Scolnic, MSW, 203-688-6160

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.

Women's Heart and Vascular Program

The Women's Heart and Vascular 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 about Women's Heart and Vascular Program

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.