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Heart Safe designation

Heart Safe designation recognizes a city's efforts to prepare its staff and citizens to recognize when someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest and how to respond.

The following Minnesota cities/regions have achieved Heart Safe designation.

The following Minnesota cities/regions are working toward Heart Safe designation.

Do you live in a heart safe community?

If someone in your community suffers a sudden cardiac arrest tomorrow, how likely is he or she to survive due to rapid access to life-saving treatment?

How many residents and public safety officials in your community can recognize the symptoms of cardiac arrest and know how to get help “on the way, right away”?

Do your community’s schools and public buildings have effective emergency response plans?

Where are automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located, and who has been trained to use them appropriately?

The answers to these questions could determine whether or not your community qualifies as a Heart Safe Community.

Allina Health Heart Safe Communities, with the support of the American Heart Association, aims to help cities and towns improve the chances that anyone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest will have the best possible chance for survival.

What is a public access defibrillation program?
Who can apply for Heart Safe community designation?
Who started Heart Safe Communities?