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Washington Post Recognizes Immediate Bystander Response is Key

Yesterday, The Washington Post published an article to encourage and empower individuals to learn CPR and help save a life while humming “Stayin’ Alive.” We are extremely grateful for their coverage, and I encourage you to read it here: http://wapo.st/1FG65Dv Did you know 326,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur annually in the US and 70% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes and [...]

By |April 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrating World Health Day

Note from John: For World Health 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 |April 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Protect Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Kids

Spring is the perfect time to be outdoors with family and friends enjoying picnics, playgrounds and swimming in pools, especially as the temperature increases. While being near the pool is a great way to cool off, it can also bring dangerous situations like drowning. Knowing CPR and first aid can better prepare you for any situations that occur. For Eli Thomas’s family, that situation came last August during a family trip to a relative’s home with a pool. Their 2-year-old son, Rhys, fell in the pool as he was exploring the backyard. Eli quickly pulled his son out by his ankles and gave him CPR he had remembered from an American Heart Association CPR training, a month earlier. In a few seconds, Eli had to put together everything he had learned to save his son. Rhys fully recovered from his near-drowning experience and now the Thomas family believes everyone should learn CPR. “It is so easy to take a CPR course. And it is so important to do, so that in a moment of panic, you can still function,” Eli Thomas said.  […]

By |March 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Hands-Only CPR Campaign Wins Gold

Today I am honored to announce that our Hands-Only CPR Campaign has been honored with two Gold Awards by Bulldog Reporter! The Bulldog Awards celebrate corporate communications and public relations strategic and tactical prowess at the highest level. The two winning categories are Best Use of Digital/Social for a Health/Fitness/Medicine Campaign and Best Use of the Internet/Digital Tools. Winners were chosen from [...]

By |March 11th, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

American Heart Month – It’s Personal

Many of you know that February is American Heart Month and today is National Wear Red Day. President Obama even helped kick start the annual awareness campaign against the nation’s No. 1 killer with a federal declaration. “My Administration is committed to leading a new era of medicine — one that delivers the right treatment at the right time — [...]

By |February 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Expanding our Online Footprint

Cardiovascular disease is a global issue, and currently accounts for more than 17 million deaths per year, a figure expected to reach approximately 25 million per year by 2030. At the American Heart Association (AHA), we believe everyone should live longer, healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. As part of this commitment, we have launched expanded, translated web content on international.heart.org in an effort to reach more people in more places with lifesaving information and training, delivered in eight languages: Arabic, English, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. […]

By |January 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bringing High-Quality CPR Training Directly to Providers

It’s an exciting week for AHA as we announce our latest healthcare offering that blends the latest science and technology to better support for hospitals and healthcare providers in their efforts to save more lives. We developed the AHA Resuscitation Quality Improvement Program (AHA RQI Program) to help healthcare providers maintain skill competency and achieve better patient outcomes through regular, [...]

By |December 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Extending Our Science Globally to Save Children’s Lives

Did you know that 6.3 MILLION children around the world die every year before they reach their fifth birthday, often from common, preventable and treatable illnesses like pneumonia, diarrhea and other infections? And that more than 20% of those deaths occur in India – 1.26 MILLION children this year? These are startling statistics we find unacceptable, especially when quick and [...]

By |November 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

High-Quality CPR Saves Lives

In the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC, the latest scientific research emphasized chest compressions as a key component of CPR in the Chain of Survival. Recently, I learned about one of our team’s first-hand accounts of saving someone’s life because he performed high-quality CPR with proper chest compressions. I hope you find this story as inspiring as I [...]

By |October 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Saving Children’s Lives, Here and Abroad

I’m happy to write today about our collaboration with the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI), announced at the AAPI Convention in San Antonio at the end of June. Cardiovascular disease (CVD), cardiac arrest and stroke know no borders, and we will work closely with the AAPI to help save lives in India and the United States. [...]

By |July 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments