Who can become a HeartSafe Community?

Any city, municipality, county, or organization in MN can apply for the Heart Safe designation through the MN Dept. of Health

Heart Safe Communities Overview


“Being a Heart Safe Community can save lives.”

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, at any time, to anyone – and it is almost always fatal.

Fact: In MN, cardiovascular events (including cardiac arrest) is the second–leading cause of death and responsible for almost 20% of deaths. (MDH)
Fact: In 2010, more than 35% of deaths in MN, due to heart disease, happened prior to arriving at the hospital. (MDH)

Fact: More people die of sudden cardiac arrest than breast, lung, colon, and prostate cancer combined.

The Heart Safe program is a proactive program to decrease the annual death rate caused by sudden cardiac arrest within MN.

Friends, family, co-workers, and bystanders are more likely to witness the onset of a sudden cardiac event. Ordinary citizens trained in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can initiate care and alert the EMS system. 
 

Look who has already achieved their award!

 

Andover

Julie Trude
[email protected]
763-862-2499

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeartsafeAndover/

  
Columbia Heights

Coon Rapids & Coon Rapids HS Campus
Bryan Platz
[email protected]
763-767-6481
https://www.facebook.com/groups/502325339820329/ 
 


East Bethel
Troy Lachinski
[email protected]
763-350-9060
https://www.facebook.com/groups/888421797846837/  

Ramsey
 
Tim Hoffman
[email protected]
https://www.facebook.com/ramseyheartsafe/ 
 
 
 
Cities in Progress:
 

Anoka
Paul Schley
[email protected]
763-576-2813

Bethel 
Troy Lachinski
[email protected]  
763-350-9060
 
Blaine
Gerry Newberger
[email protected]
763-785-6163
 
Ham Lake 
Wendy Renner
[email protected]
612-716-2249
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1724920674390446/ 
 

St. Francis
Troy Lachinski
[email protected]  
763-350-9060
 
 

Your city can be next!



Help make Anoka County a HeartSafe County by engaging your community in applying for this award.
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