Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Preventive Medicine

Keep Your Heart Healthy


Keep Your Heart Healthy (KYHH) is a community-based program that seeks to lower death rates from cardiovascular disease (CVD) by reducing the related risk factors and overcoming health disparities in Chicago. Through the program, medical students and attending physicians provide CVD risk assessment and counseling to low-income Chicagoans at risk for health disparities using the American Heart Association Life’s Simple 7® guidelines.

For more information, visit the Keep Your Heart Healthy website.

Principal Investigator


Stephen Havas, MD/MPH

Professor in Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology