Data and resources


Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES)

CARES is a collaborative effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Emory University Department of Emergency Medicine. The ultimate goal of CARES is to improve survival from sudden cardiac death. The registry is designed to help local EMS administrators and medical directors identify who is affected, when and where cardiac arrest events occur, which elements of the system are functioning properly and which elements are not, and how changes can be made to improve cardiac arrest outcomes.


CARES Summary Reports


Staying Alive

A podcast about the birth of the Emergency Medical Technician profession

Reporter Kevin Hazzard spoke with John Moon, former Freedom House paramedic and retired Assistant Chief of Pittsburgh EMS; Richard Clinchy, President of EMS Museum, CEO of Emergency Medical Resources; Phil Hallen, retired president of Falk Foundation, Chair in Community of Health and Social Justice at the University of Pittsburgh.

External Resources

The mission of SaveMiHeart is to double survival by 2020 from sudden cardiac arrest in the community by engaging Michigan citizens, community groups and professionals to provide education, research and support.

The mission of the Citizen CPR Foundation is to save lives from sudden cardiac arrest by stimulating effective community, professional, and citizen action. This group is based in Overland Park, Kansas.

Greg Merritt survived an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and then started exploring how to help people better navigate the health care system. Learn more at this website.