Teaching CPR in Schools Creates Heart Heroes.
The New Hampshire Legislature failed to pass a bill to put CPR skills practice into high school health class this year. Advocates for CPR are more fired up than ever to ensure this lifesaving skill is required of all students before graduating high school. Schools are excellent places to offer, at a minimum, Hands Only CPR, empowering students to improve cardiac survival rates in their community if and when they are faced with the need to put their skills to action. When we teach kids CPR in high school, we are strengthening community safety – and giving students important skills they can carry into the future. Stakeholders and You're The Cure advocates are continuing to work with local school districts and legislators to keep up momentum until our next opportunity to pass a statewide law.