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Bring the lifesaving impact of CPR to our communities and our homes.
Black or Hispanic adults who experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are substantially less likely to receive lifesaving care from a bystander. The American Heart Association is working to change this by empowering members of these communities to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR. During Black History Month and in conjunction with American Heart Month, the American Heart Association is encouraging people to “Be The Beat” for and in their communities by challenging every household or family to have at least one person who knows Hands-Only CPR.
CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.
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Be The Beat
The American Heart Association recognized Black American changemakers with the National Impact With Heart Awards during Black History Month.
The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, celebrated the contributions of Black American community catalysts and changemakers nationwide with its inaugural Impact With Heart Awards. The event at the Long Gallery Harlem in New York City acknowledged the transformative work being done at the local level nationwide to improve the lives of Black Americans and communities of color.
During Black History Month and in conjunction with American Heart Month, the American Heart Association is encouraging people to “Be The Beat” for and in their communities by challenging every household or family to have at least one person who knows Hands-Only CPR.
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Committing to equity and a full, healthy life for everyone
The American Heart Association is investing over $230 million in a sweeping effort to ensure equitable health for all. Through research, community solutions and other substantial work, the AHA is addressing barriers to health equity including structural racism, social factors that hurt people’s health and threats to rural health.