“One of the best presentations/activities for kids to have a hands-on learning opportunity! Great program!!” – Conrad Ball, 7th grade teacher

Healthy Hearts is a school-based program providing free age-appropriate heart health education and cholesterol screenings. We serve elementary, middle, and high school students.

Information on past performance and info for prospective schools can be found below.

To schedule a visit to your school, please contact healthyhearts@uchealth.org or 970-624-1680.

Free heart health screening

Your child has an opportunity to participate in a heart health screening! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all students, regardless of family history and lifestyle choices, have their cholesterol checked between the ages of 9-11 years and again as a teen.

>> Go to our online form to grant permission for a cholesterol screening for your child(ren)

>> Vaya a nuestro formulario en linea para conceder permiso para que un examen de colesterol para su hijo(s)

Frequently asked questions

Why should my student have their cholesterol screened at school?
What happens during the cholesterol screening?
How is my student’s information kept private?
What happens with all of the information?
My student is concerned about their BMI screened in school. How is that handled?

PDF brochure

Elementary school introduction letter

Middle school introduction letter

High school introduction letter

Schools visited during 2016-2017 academic year

2016-17 school year snapshot