• H2H Co-Founder, Jonathan Moreno (2nd from the right), Works with Medical Students to Draw Blood

    H2H Co-Founder, Jonathan Moreno (2nd from the right), Works with Medical Students to Draw Blood

    The Heart-to-Heart Program has been going strong since 2010 and will continue its mission to screen under-served New Yorkers for heart disease and diabetes.

  • A Volunteer Escorts a Participant Through the Screening Process

    A Volunteer Escorts a Participant Through the Screening Process

    Our team of dedicated volunteers make the health screening process efficient and enjoyable for all of our participants.

  • A Participant Goes Through the Blood Screening

    A Participant Goes Through the Blood Screening

    Several participants came out to get tested at an event in the Bronx, NY in November 2014. Many learned that they have to make lifestyle changes, like eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising more, to avoid heart disease and diabetes.

  • The People Who Make Heart-to-Heart Possible

    The People Who Make Heart-to-Heart Possible

    Our dedicated doctors and our volunteer medical, nursing and PA students work with Weill Cornell's community outreach team to screen patients in under-served communities for diabetes and heart disease.

  • Do You Know Your Blood Sugar?

    Do You Know Your Blood Sugar?

    At Heart-to-Heart events we test blood sugar. Blood glucose is a measure of how much sugar is in the blood. Levels that are consistently too high can cause diabetes.

  • A Participant Gets Ready to Learn Her Blood Values

    A Participant Gets Ready to Learn Her Blood Values

    Using rapid, point-of-care testing, we will give you the results of your blood test in under 6 minutes!

  • The CTSC Community Outreach Team

    The CTSC Community Outreach Team

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The Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach Campaign

is a free health screening program carried out in New York City’s underserved and minority communities by the Weill Cornell Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science Center and the Hunter School of Nursing. Our goal is to mobilize a primary care infrastructure and “bring the clinic to the community” to actively find new cases of undiagnosed and undertreated CVD, and then transition those participants to more permanent health care solutions. By using innovative tools, strategies, and immediate on-site personal consultations by healthcare professionals to reach those most in need, the program empowers participants to make beneficial lifestyle changes based on personal CVD risk. The Heart-to-Heart Campaign aims to transform the community into a partner in health by providing a model for community health engagement initiatives that leverages existing infrastructure to cast wider the net of health promotion and education.

What We Do

The Heart-to-Heart Community Outreach Campaign is a project of Weill Cornell Medicine that takes health professions students out into communities to screen for cardiovascular diseases by hosting health fairs with partners in the community. Screenings are held monthly throughout New York City.

Events include (for free!):

  • Blood pressure
  • Height, weight and body mass index
  • Fasting sugar
  • Hemoglobin A1C
  • Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride
  • Counseling from a physician

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What We Have Done

  • Screened over 3,700 underserved, at-risk New Yorkers for CVD over 72 events
  • Gained the approval and enthusiastic support of Weill Cornell Medicine and the Hunter School of Nursing
  • Partnered with the New York State Senate to host and promote events
  • Received volunteer participation by over 100 health professions students, 15 physicians and numerous support personnel
  • Received the inaugural 2011 Ida Sophia Scudder, MD Award for Excellence in Public Service

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