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Protecting the most vulnerable population is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pills2Me program is making sure the elderly still have access to their medications without leaving their home.
Pharmacist and Student at Yale School of Public Health, Leslie Asanga, is also the founder of Pills2Me and he explains how this free delivery program works in the video above. For more information, you can go to www.pills2me.com.
- May 06, 2020
Whether it comes from second-hand cigarette smoke, motor vehicle exhaust, building materials or the fumes from household cleaning supplies, toxic air is all around us. Doctors and scientists are notably concerned about air pollution as it ranks among the top 10 global health risks associated with non-communicable diseases. Organic air pollutants have been shown to contribute to respiratory and cardiac disease as well as reproductive and neurobehavioral problems.
- May 04, 2020Source: Yale News
In episode #3 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, Taiga Christie interviews Tanya Yajnik and Yuwen Qiu about their recent collaboration, Agora Good Life, an energy-focused wellness app that is set to launch this summer. Yajnik and Qiu explain how their intersecting interests in arts and public health research inspired the app’s development. Yajnik, a skilled musician, concludes the segment with an aria from her spring recital that was postponed due to physical distancing.
- May 01, 2020Source: NBCCT
As COVID-19 started to spread in Connecticut, pharmacist Leslie Asanga noticed people at-risk were still picking up their prescriptions. When he tried to warn customers, he got a surprising response.
- April 29, 2020Source: New Haven Independent
Leslie Asanga was on a mission as he popped out of a rented Mitsubishi Wednesday — to help seniors and other vulnerable people get their medicine without risk of contracting Covid-19. He headed into an apartment complex on Elm Street near the Boulevard in search of a woman who needed a prescription filled but didn’t want to venture into a pharmacy to pick it up. Her partner has a compromised immune system, so Covid-19 could kill her.
- April 24, 2020
Two student-led public health innovations earned top prizes at this year’s Startup Yale competition.
- April 20, 2020Source: TSAI Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale
“It’s not an adventure until something goes wrong,” said Yale Center for Business and the Environment executive director Stuart DeCew, quoting Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, as he kicked off the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize finalist showcase, the first event of Startup Yale 2020. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Startup Yale — an annual event that brings together pitch-offs for Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards — had moved online, suddenly transforming from a two-day event full of panel discussions, receptions, and more to a series of pitch-offs on Zoom. But, DeCew, noted, Yale’s innovation community, from the network of centers who form the Yale Entrepreneurship Collaborative to the students whose ideas the event celebrates, had rapidly adapted, embarking on the adventure of a virtual Startup Yale together.
- April 16, 2020
While working as a retail pharmacist during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic, Leslie Asanga, APMPH ’20, noticed elderly customers standing in crowded lines waiting to pick up their medication.
- April 09, 2020Source: Yale Insights
The impact of COVID-19 has sucked the oxygen out of the room for many organizations, as they cope with sudden changes, dislocations, and new priorities. But human needs continue in all their variety. We asked Teresa Chahine, an expert in social entrepreneurship and public health, how philanthropies and donors can respond to the turmoil caused by the crisis while keeping their long-term goals in mind.
- March 30, 2020Source: Yale News
When Liam Elkind ’21 left campus for spring break in early March, he never expected to befriend Carol, an immunocompromised woman who lives in his neighborhood.