Information for Host Schools and Screening Sponsors
Thank you for your interest in hosting or sponsoring a Teen Heart Screening event. Via Heart Project is committed to providing youth in our community access to heart screenings, regardless of household income. Working with organizations like yours, we are able to bring potentially life-saving tests to youth throughout Northern California. With your help we’ll identify genetic heart defects in young people ages 12–25, before it’s too late!
Via Heart Project’s Teen Heart Screenings
Via Heart Project is a San Francisco-based non-profit dedicated to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) awareness, education, and prevention. To advance our mission worldwide, we coordinate community health education outreach, CPR training, automated external defibrillator (AED) placement and maintenance, and youth cardiac screenings.
One in 300 youth have a heart condition that puts them at risk. Sudden cardiac arrest is the #1 killer of student athletes and is the leading cause of death on school campuses. Of the leading causes of death, it is the only one that can be prevented. The standard approach to youth checkups misses 90% of youth at risk for SCA. By utilizing the International Criteria for ECG Interpretation in Athletes, the false positive rate is now under 3%, making ECG the most effective tool to identify youth and student athletes at risk for cardiac death.
Via Heart Project Screening events typically consist of a health history review, blood pressure check, 12-lead ECG, consult with a cardiologist, and an echocardiogram. In addition to receiving a heart screening, all attendees will learn hands-only CPR as well as AED skills.
We continue to offer youth heart screenings free of charge to diverse populations so as to not exclude anyone based on income or ability to pay. When a school signs up to host a screening event they also look for area businesses or organizations to sponsor the event. Sponsors subsidize the cost of screenings so that they remain free for students and families.
Interested in hosting a screening at your site?
View the details, host requirements, and agreement!
Considering Sponsorship of Via’s free heart screening?
View the sponsorship details and agreement.
Via Heart Project Screening Numbers!
Number of screenings: 10
Total screened: 3,615
Total identified requiring follow-up: 37
Available Screening Dates
(subject to change)
September 15th, 2019 ♥ February 23rd, 2020 ♥ April 19th, 2020 ♥ September 13th, 2020 ♥ November 8, 2020 ♥ February 21st, 2021 ♥ April 18th, 2021 ♥ September 12th, 2021 ♥ November 7th, 2021