Events and Announcements
Illinois Becomes Seventh Partner in the HeartRescue Project
The Illinois HeartRescue Collaborative, a partnership between the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Service System, the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago EMS System and the Illinois Department of Public Health, will develop a statewide network for cardiac arrest reporting and quality improvement. As part of the effort, this volunteer network of hospitals, EMS and community leaders will target geographical areas in both rural and urban Latino and African American communities in Illinois, and will help to promote cultural competency strategies that encourage, expand and support community-initiated grassroots efforts aimed at improving SCA survival rates.
Medtronic Foundation launches bystander response campaign
The Foundation has produced an interactive, online experience to promote proper and timely bystander response to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).