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  • 1. How to Become an AHA Instructor Are you ready to become an American Heart Association Instructor? The process is simple. The rewards, immeasurable.
  • 2. International Distribution and Licensing The American Heart Association?s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) signs legal agreements with various organizations across the world to enable quality training and products for Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
  • 3. International Reviewer - ECC Programs International reviewers of American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) training materials and documents provide critical review and volunteer hours.
  • 4. Translated Websites Making the most of the worldwide web to reach a global audience, the Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) International Program has translated its web pages in foreign languages such as German and Japanese.
  • 5. Additional Resources The videos included on this page were cited in the study, "The Effectiveness of Ultrbrief and Brief Educational Videos for Training Lay Responders in Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Implications for Future of Citizen Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training," published in the journal Circulation March, 2011.
  • 6. C2010 Consensus Process Welcome to the Evidence Evaluation Process for the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR)'s 2010 International Conference on CPR and ECC Science.
  • 7. Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization(PEARS) Updated to reflect the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, PEARS® helps healthcare providers develop the knowledge and skills needed for emergency evaluation and treatment of seriously ill infants and children.
  • 8. Community Programs Less than one-third of sudden cardiac arrest victims receive immediate CPR from bystanders. Through a variety of programs, the American Heart Association is equipping people and communities to act in emergencies and ultimately save lives.
  • 9. CPR Product Support The CPR Product Support site will provide you with CD-specific information and a detailed Frequently Asked Questions section to help you troubleshoot any CD problems you may be experiencing.
  • 10. ECG & Pharmacology The adult ECG & Pharmacology Course addresses a key knowledge gap in electrocardiogram (ECG) and pharmacology, and focuses on specific ECG recognition skills and drug treatment knowledge.


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American Heart Association
2012-2013 Expenditures

  • Research: 21.7%
  • Public Health Education: 36.8%
  • Professional Education & Training: 14.7%
  • Community Services: 6.1%
  • Management & General: 8.5%
  • Fundraising: 12.2%

American Heart Association Diversity Report

Attached is a copy of the American Heart Association’s 2009-2010 Annual Diversity Report. This report highlights our organization’s successes in the area of diversity with emphasis on cultural competence. The report focuses on our consumer initiatives as well as our internal initiatives. We have broadened the scope of this year’s report to showcase initiatives in each of the Affiliates. Also, we have identified key partnerships, sponsorships and strategic alliances that enhanced our efforts to reach common goals.

We truly hope that you will enjoy this copy of the report. Feel free to share copies with your colleagues and partners.

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Spread layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB

Diversity Report 2009-2010 (Single Page layout)
Adobe PDF, File Size 10.9 MB