Welcoming faces greeted us as we arrived to the Ararat Hospital and Health Center- our healthcare partners are key and critical to public health outreach and research. Taking into account best practices and lessons learned from previous outings, we set up and went to work. Both Sydney Olson and Jessica Young – together with their YSMU interpreters – successfully presented to members of the community on type 2 diabetes prevention and management and cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Our research team found many willing participants as well – all in all a great day.
After our outreach we had the opportunity to visit Khor Virap Monastery, where we climbed down into the hole where Grigor the Illuminator was imprisoned, and had a beautiful view of Mount Ararat as a light summer shower fell. Plus, pictures!