Posted on 09/23/2020
Martha Lopez-Anderson, Jennifer Chap, Mary Newman
Call-Push-Shock Founders Martha Lopez-Anderson, Jennifer Chap, Mary Newman

Information on the Call-Push-Shock campaign, "Organizations Unite in National Movement to Impact Public Understanding of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest to Drive Action and Save Lives," will be presented (virtually) in October at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Health Communication, Marketing and Media Forum.

Call-Push-Shock, co-sponsored by Parent Heart Watch (PHW) and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation (SCAF), is a growing national movement aimed at increasing public understanding of sudden cardiac arrest and the vital importance of immediate bystander intervention to save more lives.

About 1,000 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each day in the U.S. One in 10 victims survives, but 5 in 10 could survive. Call-Push-Shock aims to teach the public to help save lives by calling 911, starting CPR, and using automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Mary M. Newman, MS, President, SCAF, will present on behalf of her colleagues Jennifer Chap (StrateVerve, Buddy CPR, SCAF Advisor) and Martha Lopez-Anderson (PHW).

Forty-one organizations have joined the Call-Push-Shock movement since it was launched in late 2018. And, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now lists Call-Push-Shock as a resource on their website.

For more information, reach out to contact [at] callpushshock.org.