Cardiac Kids. Helping Parents Become Heart Healthy.

How It Works

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1. School Presentation

Cardiac Kids volunteers and doctors from Stanford Hospital present a Cardiac Kids overview and heart health information to students in gradess 9 through 12.

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2. Students Talk With Parents

Students, dressed in their free Cardiac Kids t-shirts, speak with their parents and encourage them to get tested.

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3. Parents Visit Our Site

Parents go to cardiac-kids.com to take the American Heart Association heart health test.


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4. Online Heart Test

The online heart test leads the parents to the designated toll-free Stanford Hospital Cardiac Kids phone line.


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5. Next Steps

Stanford representatives consult the parents on the next steps, including advice, appointments, and free information.

Testimonial

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Cardiac Kids is one of the most intriguing ideas I have seen to promote heart health. The brainchild of a high school student, it inspires adults to pay attention to their own risk factors by using a messenger they are likely to listen to: their own kids.”

— Robert C. Robbins, M.D.
President of the American Heart Association Western States Affiliate