Meeting Schedule
for 2021

Plan on joining us for as many meetings as you would like. Details will be posted as they are determined.

This is on the University of Michigan Health Blog

Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 9-11 a.m.

This will be a Deliberative Dialogue meeting digging deeper into community engagement issues. Please send a note to LHS-OHCA-Info@umich.edu if you would like to attend this virtual meeting.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 5-7 p.m.

This evening meeting will cover the same information as the morning meeting. This is a chance for members of the community to participate if they are unable to attend in the morning. Please send a note to LHS-OHCA-Info@umich.edu if you would like to attend this virtual meeting.

Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Learning Community Meetings in 2022

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 1-3 pm

Tuesday, June date TBA

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 2-4 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 2-4 pm

Registration information and other details will be posted here when they are determined.

More Related Stories

This is a 10-minute video from the NFL explaining the differences between a cardiac arrest and a heart attack

(We heard this story at the December 2020 meeting, but good news never gets stale.)

This is a recent study by Michigan State University researchers, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association

This is a study out of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Telephone CPR Can Save Lives

Here is a well-written article in the Atlantic magazine about T-CPR

Man's Life Saved at Newark Airport by CPR and Defibrillator Use

See this story about CPR use in real life

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

For updated information about the situation in Washtenaw County, go here.

For updated information about the situation in Livingston County, go here and here.

A directory of directories by areas of need, published by the Washtenaw Health Initiative can be found here. This includes testing, food programs, financial assistance, mental health and substance use supports, and more.

A story urging all member agencies and government leaders in Washtenaw County to make use of United Way's 24/7 2-1-1 call center as a consolidated repository and accessible entry point for information about programs and services available to county residents - found here.

PDF posters about CPR for adult patients and pediatric patients in the COVID-19 era are available from the American Heart Association.


We use a Learning Health System (LHS) approach to increase survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties, Michigan. We invite community members, OHCA survivors, family, and friends, first responders, health care providers, and anyone interested in improving OHCA survival in the region. Come JOIN US!

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Photo highlights from our December 18, 2019, meeting at

Washtenaw Community College.

What is an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?

"Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) describes the loss of mechanical cardiac function and the absence of systemic circulation. Time is crucial, with a lack of perfusion leading to continual cell death; with each second that passes the possibility of a good outcome decreases. Despite a long history of trying to improve how we manage OHCA, survival remains dismally low. Only over the past 5 years have clinicians begun to see meaningful improvements in prognosis and neurological outcomes. Globally, it is estimated that on average, less than 10% of all patients with OHCA will survive. The time it takes to initiate CPR has the greatest impact on survival. It therefore falls to the community to start CPR and maintain viability while emergency services arrive. Successful outcomes rely on the coordination of the “chain of survival”—a complex relationship between public bystanders, emergency services, and hospital providers. "


From : "Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a unique medical emergency", The Lancet. Published: March 10, 2018

Video produced by the British Heart Foundation.

The OHCA Learning Health Community is a key partner in the University of Michigan's M-RISE Population Science Project. M-RISE is a three-project new research program, with the mission to discover, translate and implement innovative therapies focused on preventing brain damage caused by cardiac arrest.