National Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15
September 15th is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month! As part of our Heroes Saving Hearts/ Héroes Salvando Corazones CPR campaign, aimed at inspiring Hispanic-Latino communities to learn Hands-Only CPR, especially on women, the American Heart Association is proud to celebrate Hispanic-Latino heroes who are helping us save hearts and lives! English News Release | Spanish News Release
Meet Laura B. Rodriquez
A proud Mexicana, and BSN, she understands the importance of CPR firsthand.
Born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, Laura learned CPR when she became a nurse. In 2006, Laura suffered a heart attack at her daughter's school, and CPR saved her life. Laura now works in an emergency medical department in Dallas and helps train others in CPR. Laura also loves working out, volunteering with the AHA, traveling with her family, and trying new challenges.
Our Office of Health Equity includes:
- Our Social Impact Fund, which invests in local entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations that are breaking down the social and economic barriers to healthy lives.
- The Bernard J. Tyson Impact Fund, is a national fund with a local investment focus supporting and investing in evidence-based, locally led solutions that are breaking down the social and economic barriers to health equity.
- Empowered to Serve™ : Structural racism is the overarching system in which public policies, institutional practices, cultural representations and other norms perpetuate racial inequity. Learn how we are addressing these challenges through our initiatives.
October 16th is World Restart a Heart Day!
World Restart a Heart Day is a global initiative to increase awareness about the importance of bystander CPR and to also increase actual bystander CPR rates worldwide by educating the public about learning Hands-Only CPR.
Go to heart.org/handsonlycpr
Learn the 2 easy steps it takes to save a life
#WorldRestartAHeart Day. #CPRwithHeart
World Mental Health Day is October 10th
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
World Stroke Day is October 29th
By learning the F.A.S.T. warning signs, you just might save a life from stroke.
F.A.S.T. stroke warning signs are:
F for Face drooping
A for Arm weakness
S for Speech difficulty
T for Time to call 9-1-1
Global Handwashing Day is October 15th.
Flu season begins in October and typically runs until early to mid-spring.
International Infection Prevention Week is October 17th - 23rd.
October is Health Literacy Month and
National Health Education Week is the 18th-22nd
More October Calendar Highlights
Health Literacy Month | National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | National Dental Hygiene Month | Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month | National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month and
October 29 is World Stroke Day
October 3-9 - Mental Illness Awareness Week
October 4-8 - National Primary Care Week
October 7 - National Depression Screening Day
October 10 - World Mental Health Day | Columbus Day
October 15 - Global Handwashing Day | National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 16 - World Restart a Heart Day | World Food Day
October 17-23 - International Infection Prevention Week | National Healthcare Quality Week
October 18-22 - National Health Education Week
October 21 - National Check Your Meds Day
October 29 - World Stroke Day
October 31 - Halloween
Upcoming American Heart Association Scientific meetings:
Scientific Sessions 2022 Media Registration info - Nov. 5-7, 2022
Resuscitation Science Symposium 2022 - Nov. 5-6, 2022