V-Healthy Program

A grassroots vascular awareness and prevention campaign empowering high school students to better understand the impact of vascular risk factors on their vascular health decades later. Since its inception, over 25 Capital Region schools have participated, over 300 V-Healthy educators have volunteered, over 10,000 students and their parents/guardians have been impacted, and over $35,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Past Events

May 31, 2016
April 11, 2017
March 13, 2018
March 27, 2019

About V-Healthy

There remains significant gaps in connecting the dots of vascular risk factors that affect the young (diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and smoking), and their resultant impact on vascular disease that leads to stroke, amputation, heart attack, and death.

The V-Healthy program strives to empower young students through education to better understand the implications of these risk factors on their vascular health.

Who are V-Healthy Educators?

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals,
Medical Students, Nursing Students, and Patients.

What is the V-Healthy Curriculum?

Educators will be broken up into teams and will deliver a standardized curriculum focused on teaching students the impact of hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and smoking on a young adult’s vascular health decades later.

Which schools are participating?

Over 20 Upstate New York high schools from the Hudson Valley to Glens Falls. Our volunteers connect with over 10,000 students during a one-day interactive program.

Fulfilling our mission

V-Healthy Scholarships

Since the V-Healthy inception in 2016, we have awarded over $35,000 in scholarships.

We would like to congratulate these young scholars


Erwin L.
Abby H.
Kate Y.
Alexa K.
Brooke B.
Madison M.
Adam B.
Nia H.
Shannon P.

Nithya C.
Kevin T.
Rowan T.
Gavin M.
Byonte’ J.
Heather H.
Paul T.
Eric L.
Rebecca M.
Lily M.
Stacey L.


​Ayla C.
Sarah M.
Gabriel S.
Maren L.

We are proud of all of the students who created videos and wrote essays on the importance of vascular health. Below are some of the video submissions of past V-Healthy Scholarship winners.

Past Scholarship Winners

Gabriel S.

2019 Scholarship Award Winner

Ayla C.

2019 Scholarship Award Winner

Sarah M.

2019 Scholarship Award Winner

Click on the image above to open the essay on your screen.

Maren L.

2019 Scholarship Award Winner

V-Healthy Sponsors

Marcia and Charles Ehrlich

David and Georgia Gottlieb

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