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Teen Take Heart™ is a science-based cardiovascular program for high-school students. The program aims to promote wellness and prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) through a series of in-class instructional and kit-based lessons. Teen Take Heart™ incorporates the sciences of anatomy, physiology, and disease pathology, into engaging learning sessions to promote heart-healthy lifestyle choices, based on current best practice standards. The program is targeted toward underserved communities at high risk for cardiovascular disease. High school students are coached to serve as ambassadors to their community; organize and lead outreach events; and connect individuals, families, and communities to health-related resources.

Additionally, exposure to health career options are embedded in the program and discussed throughout the students’ interactions with Teen Take Heart™. For more information, email Steven Palazzo at spalazzo@hopeheart.org or Karishma Chainani at kchainani@hopeheart.org or visit the Teen Take Heart Website.

 

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Teen Take Heart Program Overview