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Y-HEALAR Classes

Y-HEALAR works with IRIS to identify health topics of interest to the refugee families they serve. Y-HEALAR volunteers then work with faculty experts at the Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health to design curricula for these topics. We offer classes on a monthly basis in New Haven. Y-HEALAR volunteers teach 2-hour long class with help from in-person interpreters in Arabic, Pashto, and Swahili.

So far, we have held classes on:

  • Adult health systems navigation
  • Pediatric health systems navigation
  • Psychological Wellness
  • Adult nutrition, obesity, and cardiovascular health
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking cessation
  • Breastfeeding
  • Car seats
  • Child nutrition and physical activity
  • Child oral health
  • Child safety
  • Parenting