Communities are the ultimate coronary care units. Learn about HEARTSafe Communities, a population and criteria based incentive program to help communities save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest
Communities are the ultimate coronary care units. Learn about HEARTSafe Communities, a population and criteria based incentive program to help communities save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest victims.
Need a point of entry for application at RIDOH. Need a staff person to provide preliminary review. Special panel is appointed by Director. Suggested profile as above. Some consideration should be made for the State to purchase 2 signs for each community.
David B. Hiltz, NREMT-P American Heart Association Translating Science into Action: Using Population and Criteria-based Incentive Programs to Advance Systems Change and Chain of Survival Priorities
One Hundred and Forty-Four Massachusetts HEARTSafe Communities Region 3 SUFFOLK PLYMOUTH DUKES as of May 19th, 2006 Region 4 Region 2 Region 1 BERKSHIRE WORCESTER FRANKLIN HAMPSHIRE HAMPDEN NORFOLK MIDDLESEX ESSEX BRISTOL by Emergency Medical Service Regions and Counties Region 5 BARNSTABLE NANTUCKET HEART Safe Community Designation requires that a Community VIGOROUSLY support community training in CPR and strategic public placement of AEDs for trained users Source: Massachusetts Office of Emergency Medical Services, May 19, 2006
Completed HeartSafe applications are sent to the RI DOH
Applications are reviewed for completeness by RI DOH Applications are reviewed for content by RI DOH using a special panel appointed by the Director (Division of EMS staff member, ASAB members , AHA ECC staff member, and AHA ECC Committee member) Determine Disposition No recommendation for Designation Notification and guidance for applicant Recommendation for Designation Community notified of successful designation by RI DOH Designation event scheduled AHA prepares paper plaque Community orders signs if desired AHA prepares media advisory and distributes to media contacts as needed. (Additional communications activities as needed) Designation Data entry into RIDOH system