Athletic Testing Solutions is excited to partner with the Jordan Robert Mann Foundation and Strive for Life Foundation to provide free heart screenings to children in 24/7 therapeutic residential care on the Ozanam Campus of Cornerstones of Care.
Children enter 24/7 therapeutic residential care when they are no longer able to safely remain at home. Many children are in state custody and some are navigating mental health challenges. It’s an unfortunate, yet well known fact that children in foster care experience gaps in healthcare services due to changes in placements. “Partnerships like these are critical to the ongoing physical health of children; especially children in foster care. When we work together, we can keep more children safe and healthy,” says Denise Cross, president and CEO of Cornerstones of Care.
The screenings are made possible for children served by Cornerstones of Care through generous funding by the Jordan Robert Mann Foundation, Strive for Life Foundation, and ATS. Caregivers of more than 50 children have given consent for youth to receive the screening. The 30-minute exam includes a Blood Pressure Monitor, Electrocardiogram (EKG) and Echocardiogram (heart ultrasound) and will be administered by local medical professionals certified in congenital and genetic heart conditions.