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  • 1. Placer County 9-1-1 Placer County 911. 1,900 Placer County Residents Have Learned Lifesaving CPR Since the Program Launched on April 1, 2012. Every year, almost 400,000 people experience ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) ? the deadliest type of heart attack. A significant number do not receive the prompt reperfusion therapy that is critical to restoring blood flow to the heart after such an attack.
  • 2. Cough CPR The American Heart Association does not endorse "cough CPR," a coughing procedure widely publicized on the Internet.
  • 3. Types of Aneurysms The American Heart Association explains the various types of aneurysms including abdominal aortic aneurysm, cerebral aneurysm, thoracic aortic aneurysm,
  • 4. Additional Resources The videos included on this page were cited in the study, "The Effectiveness of Ultrbrief and Brief Educational Videos for Training Lay Responders in Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Implications for Future of Citizen Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training," published in the journal Circulation March, 2011.
  • 5. Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different? People often use the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. The American Heart Association explains the difference between the two and what to do in each case.
  • 6. Hands-Only CPR Training Learn how to help save a life with two simple steps!
  • 7. CPR & First Aid Mission The American Heart Association?s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Programs deliver a dynamic message of hope ? the hope of saving lives. New treatments have improved the possibility of survival from cardiovascular emergencies, cardiac arrest, and stroke. These new treatments offer the hope of improved quality of life for people who suffer these events.
  • 8. Community Programs Less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive immediate CPR from bystanders. Through a variety of programs, the American Heart Association is equipping people and communities to act in emergencies and ultimately save lives.
  • 9. PSA- Print- CPR
  • 10. History of CPR Highlights of the history of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


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American Heart Association
2012-2013 Expenditures

  • Research: 21.7%
  • Public Health Education: 36.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.7%
  • Community Services: 6.1%
  • Management & General: 8.5%
  • Fundraising: 12.2%

American Heart Association Diversity Report

Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.

We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Spread layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB