CPR in Schools
Tell PA Lawmakers It's Time to Pass CPR in Schools Legislation
Across the nation, 38 states are already training more than 2 million students in CPR--a lifesaving skill that will last a lifetime. It's time to make Pennsylvania No. 39!
Success: CPR in Schools Bill Signed by Gov. Sandoval!
This year we continued our campaign to make Nevada the 38th State to require Hands-On CPR training before high school graduation. I am so excited to announce that our CPR in Schools bill (Assembly Bill 85) flew through the legislative process with bipartisan support. Governor Sandoval signed this lifesaving policy into law on May 15th, and this could not have been accomplished without the support of volunteers like you!
hero_image_alt_text===Advocates standing with governor Sandoval during CPR Bill signing
thumbnail_alt_text===Advocates standing with governor Sandoval during CPR Bill signing
Michigan Becomes 36th State to Require Students Be Trained in CPR
All Michigan students will now be required to be trained in Hands Only CPR prior to graduation.
Wyoming students perform CPR they learned in school
When Powell High School Students, Aspen Aguirre, 16, and Josie Darrah, 15, landed in the Cayman Islands for their summer vacation, the last thing on their mind was school, or anything that they had learned in school for that matter.
PA Advocates in Action
On October 3 and 4, Pennsylvania advocates and key board members were in Harrisburg for a our first-ever Advocates in Action event. On the first day, the advocates brainstormed recruiting partner organizations, obtaining additional personal stories and recruiting new volunteers to support CPR in Schools and BreatheFree PA. In addition, there was an in-depth spokesperson training where attendees identified and developed answers to questions to help advocates have more of a comfort level when speaking with legislators, other advocates, and the general public.
Legislative Session Update
Now that we’ve made it to July, here’s a brief recap of some of our recent successes this legislative session:
American Heart Association Celebrates Lifesaving Victory as Missouri Becomes 34th State to Provide CPR Training in Schools
Governor Nixon has signed Senate Bill 711 to equip a new generation of Show-Me State lifesavers; More than 60,000 Missouri students to be newly trained in first year of law’s implementation.
90 Seconds Can Save a Life
We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of teaching high school students CPR before they graduate, but what if YOU are called on to give CPR in an emergency? You will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: your spouse, parent, child or friend.
House and Senate Committees take up CPR in Schools legislation
On April 28th, the House Education Committee heard testimony from a number of AHA advocates in support of HB 5160, introduced by Representative Thomas Hooker, that would ensure that all students in Michigan are trained in Hands-Only CPR before they graduate from high school.
CPR Lobby Day was a Huge Success!
On March 23, the Michigan advocacy team hosted a very successful CPR in Schools Lobby Day in Lansing.