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Nation of Lifesavers™ to turn bystanders into lifesavers through nationwide CPR & AED awareness, education

The American Heart Association launches movement to double survival rate from sudden cardiac arrest by 2030; Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin to serve as National Ambassador.

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CPR reenactment

CPR and AED Awareness Week is
June 1st-7th.

Learn Hands-Only CPR/use an AED (English, Spanish, Mandarin)
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"Be the Beat". If you are called on to perform CPR in an emergency, you will most likely be trying to save the life of someone you love: a child, a spouse, a parent, or a friend.

Learn how you can participate.

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Learning to save lives can start as early as age 4, according to new scientific statement co-authored by the American Heart Association.

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Watch the Hands-Only CPR instructional video and share it with the important people in your life.

(Closed captioning available on the "Watch on YouTube" option)

For additional videos and CPR training/kiosk locations visit


Healthy Summer tips for the whole family

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Help your children develop healthy eating habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits.

  • When you cook at home you have more control over ingredients and portion sizes, so aim to cook at home more often than eating out.
  • Make it fun for kids to try new fruits and vegetables. Let them pick out a new fruit or vegetable in the grocery store each week and figure out together how to cook or prepare it in a healthy way.

  • For snack time, keep fresh fruit and pre-chopped or no-chop veggies on hand. Your family is more likely to grab fruits and vegetables over other items if they’re readily available.

Tips for the whole family to promote healthy eating

Backyard soccer

Be a role model for an active lifestyle. Start moving more yourself and find ways to be active together as a family.

  • Physical activity should be fun for children and adolescents. Encourage kids to keep trying activities to discover the ones they like and will stick with in the future.

  • Reduce or limit sedentary screen time, including watching television, playing video games and using a digital device. Don’t use the TV or a device as a babysitter.

  • Provide kids with opportunities to be active. Give them active toys and games, like bikes, skateboards, roller skates, scooters, jump ropes, balls and sports equipment.

  • Get familiar with community facilities near you, like pools, recreation centers, bike paths and parks.

Tips for staying active this summer as a family

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Be heart-smart to stay safe and healthy during and after natural disasters

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through November 30th.

The American Heart Association has important tips to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters that can negatively impact physical and mental health.

More June Calendar Highlights

Men’s Health Month, PTSD Awareness Month, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, Pride Month, Black Lives Matter Month as well as other important dates below.

Check out the health headlines you may have missed and follow us on @HeartNews

6/1 - 6/7 - National CPR and AED Awareness Week

6/4 – National Cancer Survivors Day

6/4 - 6/10 - Pet Appreciation Week

6/7 - 6/13 - World Heart Rhythm Week

6/8 – World Brain Tumor Day | National Best Friend Day

6/10 – Family Health and Fitness Day

6/11 - 6/17 – National Flag Week

6/12 - 6/18 – National Men’s Health Week | Diabetes Week

6/13 - National Call your Doctor Day

6/14 – World Blood Donor Day | Flag Day

6/17 – National Dog Day | National Eat Your Vegetables Day

6/18 – Autistic Pride Day | Father’s Day

6/19 – World Sickle Cell Day | Juneteenth

6/21 - Summer Solstice

6/23 - National Hydration Day

6/25 – World Vitiligo Day

6/27 – National HIV Testing Day | National PTSD Awareness Day

6/27 – National Work from Home Day