School News

Student Health Force Chain of Survival Program for Schools: News Release

A thumbs up for the Student Health Force Chain of Survival program

The innovative, cost effective program will enable schools to meet state requirements to teach students CPR and how to use a defibrillator before high school graduation. The long-term goal is to help create a new generation of lifesavers who are ready, willing and able to save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest.

Force for Health Foundation and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Jointly Launch Student Health Force CPR Education Program for New Jersey Schools

Rob Gillio, MD, demonstrates augmented reality posters

Innovative, cost-effective program enables schools to meet state requirements to teach students CPR and how to use a defibrillator before high school graduation.

Screening to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

The sudden death of young competitive athletes during exercise is a shocking and widely publicized topic. These unexpected events have attracted increasing amounts of attention in the general public, particularly with the growth of online and social media. Protocols for pre-athletic participation screening have come under scrutiny to refine the detection of “silent” cardiovascular diseases that predispose young individuals to sudden cardiac death (SCD). The most common diseases include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, coronary artery anomalies, channelopathies such as long QT syndrome, myocarditis, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, aortic dissection, coronary artery disease, dilated cardiomyopathy and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The ideal screening method for this rare but dangerous set of diseases in young athletes remains debated. 

New CPR-AED Grant Program for NJ Schools to Be Introduced September 30 in Lodi, NJ

Media Advisory

Force for Health Foundation and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation to Present a New CPR-AED Grant Program for Schools on Tuesday, September 30 from 10 am-12 pm in Lodi, New Jersey

Speakers include Anthony Cortazzo, a Pascack Hills High School Student, who survived sudden cardiac arrest last spring, and Steven Papa, ATC, the athletic trainer who helped save his life with an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Gridiron Love Affair

Anthony CortazzoMONTVALE, NJ--Anthony Cortazzo doesn’t have to play football. There are probably a lot of people in the world who think he shouldn’t play.

But the 18-year-old from Montvale has made the decision to play. When asked why, his answer is clear and strong.

"I fell in love with football when I first started playing it in third grade," said Cortazzo, a Pascack Hills senior. "I remember my first practice. My dad took me. I remember playing for the Mustangs and coming off the field for the first water break. I remember that all so vividly in my mind. I loved it."

The AED Readiness Project: A Cost-Effective Solution for Schools Seeking AEDs

In recognition of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and Enerspect Medical Solutions have joined forces to launch the 

American Heart Association’s CPR in Schools Initiative Aims to Reduce Disparities in CPR

Ross Dress for Less ® providing free CPR training resources to schools in need

Chain of Survival Grant Program Aims to Help N.J. Schools Meet CPR-AED Requirements

In support of NJ A2072, the Force for Health Foundation and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation are collaborating to launch the Chain of Survival Grant Program on September 30 in Lodi, N.J. The initiative will enable high schools to fulfill state requirements to ensure that students learn CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator before graduation--all at a minimal cost. 

LODI, NJ--In recognition of National Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in October, the Force for Health Foundation and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation are collaborating to launch the Chain of Survival Grant Program at the Boys and Girls Club of Lodi, N.J. on September 30 from 10 am to 12 pm.

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell's Signature Implements SCA Precautions for Student Athletes

Improves prevention and response practices at Delaware schools

Heart Defibrillators Being Installed in Norwalk Public Schools

NORWALK -- Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) will be in place in all of Norwalk Public Schools buildings when classes resume next week, according to officials.

"The defibrillators have arrived. Cabinets are being mounted in each of the schools this week," said Brenda Wilcox Williams, Norwalk Public Schools communications officer. "There will be one (defibrillator) in every school and there will be two in the high schools, plus one portable for the high school athletic departments."

An AED is a computerized device that analyzes the heart rhythm and prompts a rescuer to deliver an electrical shock if needed. They are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest. When AEDs are used in conjunction with CPR, they can increase survival rates between 50 and 80 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Syndicate content

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

SCA Newsletter

Sign Up with the SCA Foundation News in order to stay informed! (* required field)

Contact Us

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation would like to hear from you! If you have questions or comments — Contact Us!

724-625-0025

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation
7500 Brooktree Road
Wexford, PA 15090

Copyright © 2019 Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Web Design & Development, & Web Hosting By FastWebEngine