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Know Your Numbers this World Heart Day

Note from John: For World Heart Day, I’ve asked my colleague Kathryn Taubert, PhD, FAHA, to write a guest blog post. Kathryn is our Vice President of Global Strategies working closely with our CEO, CMO, myself and other American Heart Association (AHA) senior leaders to collaborate and establish partnerships with international organizations to broaden the AHA’s support of and impact [...]

By |September 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It is a Time to Act to improve Cardiac Arrests

More than ever, it is “a Time to Act.” More than 500,000 cardiac arrests occur annually in- and out-of-hospital in the United States and only about 10 percent of out-of-hospital victims survive. Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report entitled “Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act (2015),” calling for more national collaboration to create [...]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|6 Comments

The Laerdal Alliance – Celebrating 10 Years

Today I am proud to celebrate the past 10 years of our formal strategic relationship with Laerdal Medical, formed from the American Heart Association’s (AHA) need to enter the digital and self-directed learning space. Our collaboration has created innovative and mission advancing solutions that neither organization could have accomplished alone. As AHA’s first “strategic relationship” with a for-profit company, together [...]

By |June 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unprecedented Memorandum of Cooperation with China

While death rates in the United States are declining, 38 million people die from noncommunicable diseases (NCD) globally, with cardiovascular disease (including heart disease and stroke) remaining the leading cause of death in the world. As part of our commitment to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke around the world, the American Heart Association (AHA) today signed [...]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|12 Comments

Celebrating National CPR & AED Awareness Week

Each year, we celebrate National CPR & AED Awareness Week during the first week of June. We discuss the importance of learning CPR and the use of an AED throughout the year, but from June 1-7 we really step up our efforts while we own the spotlight. Five years ago we set some aggressive strategic goals to guide us in [...]

By |May 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

National EMS Week from a Mother’s Perspective

Note from John: First responders are key links in the Chain of Survival, and we celebrate this National EMS Week by thanking all of the wonderful emergency medical professionals for their tireless dedication, time and passion. This week is especially meaningful for Lucy Goulet, who not only can thank her son Steven for being an EMT, but also thank the nurse [...]

By |May 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Keeping Our Tune with New Hands-Only CPR Video

What do the American Heart Association, Anthem Foundation and Street Corner Symphony all have in common? They want you to #keepthebeat and learn Hands-Only CPR, a capella style! The scary statistic is that 70 percent of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don’t know how to administer CPR or they are afraid of hurting the [...]

By |May 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kiosk Training Credited for Lifesaving CPR

About two years ago, we wrapped up a test pilot of our first Hands-Only CPR kiosk and installed it at DFW Airport in Terminal C, Gate 7. Since then, about 17,000 people have used it to learn this potentially lifesaving technique. One such individual was 21-year-old college student Matthew Lickenbrock, who spotted the kiosk last month during a three-hour layover [...]

By |May 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Saving Lives is the Heart of our Mission

Our mission at the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, and one way we do that is to raise awareness about the importance of learning CPR. Our stand is that everyone should learn CPR and be prepared to save a life in the face of a cardiac event. We work diligently to [...]

By |May 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Heartfelt Thanks This National Nurses Week

Nurses don't necessarily have the extra time, but they do have extra big hearts. That’s why we’re so thankful for the hard work and dedication of nurses working tirelessly to improve patient outcomes. CPR saves lives, and nurses have an instrumental role in the chain of survival by providing lifesaving CPR daily. We can't say it enough - thank you to [...]

By |May 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments