In fiscal year 2010, HRSA's Rural and Community Access to
Emergency Devices Program received $2.526 million-a 44% increase over its
fiscal year 2009 funding level.
Join The American Heart Association to advocate for a
restoration of this program to its fiscal year 2005 level of $8.927 million
when 47 states received funding for this initiative. In 2009, only ten states received money for this
life-saving AED initiative in 2009.
You probably know that a victim's chance of survival more
than doubles with immediate CPR and early defibrillation- an electrical shock
that helps restore the heart to its normal rhythm- using an AED. Unfortunately,
many rural areas and small communities cannot make the investment needed to
protect their citizens from sudden cardiac arrest.
your Members of Congress to restore the Rural and Community Access to Emergency
Devices Program to its 2005 funding level, when 47 states received resources
for this initiative to save the lives of sudden cardiac arrest victims.
Click here to contact your congress members, it's that simple!
The people in rural areas and small communities all across
the United States
deserve the best shot at survival too!
Thank you for taking the time to support this meaningful issue. Together we can save lives!
Alice, Laura, Joanne, Heidi and Adrienne