October 2021 - Deliberative Dialogues Part 3
Two meetings, one task
We held two versions of this meeting, one in the morning and the other in the late afternoon.
We heard a summary of the work that was done at the earlier Deliberative Dialogues meetings in March and June.
We heard a summary of the findings from the Community Engagement workshops held in September.
Knowledge in the community:
There is a lack of general awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the community.
There are concerns about intervening, something going wrong, and then being sued.
There are concerns about the cost of CPR classes as well as actually doing CPR
Suggestions about how to raise awareness:
Make flyers and video testimonials
Go to common gathering spaces such as community centers, hair salons/barbershops, libraries, recreation centers, senior centers, schools, churches
Get the word out via social media
Host community information sessions and provide refreshments
We broke into small groups and discussed the following topics:
How to raise awareness and provide knowledge about what to do as a bystander in the event of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, especially those that occur in homes
How to provide access to additional resources, including information that dispels common myths about barriers to bystander response
How to raise general awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
When the groups reconvened, there was a call to action and an invitation to get further involved.