Be The Beat
Bring the lifesaving impact of CPR to our communities and our homes.
Black or Hispanic adults who experience cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting are substantially less likely to receive lifesaving care from a bystander. The American Heart Association is working to change this by empowering members of these communities to learn lifesaving Hands-Only CPR. During Black History Month and in conjunction with American Heart Month, the American Heart Association is encouraging people to “Be The Beat” for and in their communities by challenging every household or family to have at least one person who knows Hands-Only CPR.
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CPR, especially if administered immediately after cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.
Heart & Soul ERG Black History Month Celebration
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15 | 12 - 1:30 PM CST | ZOOM
You’re invited to attend our virtual event, Your Heart and Soul Beat as One. Join our engaging panelists, and learn how to “Be The Beat” in your workplace and community.
Check In & Check Up for Your Health with Sybil Wilkes
Thursday, February 16 at 6 PM CST
Dr. Katherine Y. Brown, a 2023 Go Red Real Woman, and the Divine 9 Sorority presidents join Sybil Wilkes to talk about why CPR should matter to Black Americans.
Committing to equity and a full, healthy life for everyone
The American Heart Association is investing over $230 million in a sweeping effort to ensure equitable health for all. Through research, community solutions and other substantial work, the AHA is addressing barriers to health equity including structural racism, social factors that hurt people’s health and threats to rural health.