Talking about health
Students from Yale’s health professions joined with city and state health officials for Spring Into HealthFair on Communiversity Day in April. At tables set out on the University’s Old Campus, students in medicine, public health, nursing and the Physician Associate Program offered information about a variety of health topics including smoking prevention and cessation, asthma and dental health. They also provided information about nutrition and health insurance as well as blood pressure screenings. Among the hands-on events was a chance to learn CPR with a mannequin. Organizers hope this will become an annual event and timed it to coincide with Communiversity Day on April 7. “Given that there are going to be hundreds of people here, it’s an incredible public health opportunity,” said Sara Schulman, M.P.H. ’01, co-chair of the event with second-year medical student Grace Suh.