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CT AHA Board engaged in a letter writing campaign to State Legislators Promoting CPR in Schools


At the most recent Connecticut American Heart Association boarding meeting, hosted by Griffin Hospital in Derby, board members reported on the progress of their letter writing campaign to state legislators. Board members wrote to their local state representatives and state senators asking for support to pass legislation requiring High School students learn hands only CPR and the use of automated external defibrillator (AED). Initial results of the campaign saw the recruitment of four additional co-sponsors for a CPR in Schools bill working its way through the legislative session. More legislators are expected to voice their support for this lifesaving initiative as board members continue to advocate for lifesaving policy.

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