Learning Community Meetings in 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 1-3pm

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 3-5pm

Click the links to register for the online meetings! Further details will be posted as they become available.

HeartSafe Home was created and shaped by the OHCA Learning Community in June 2022 as an intervention to raise awareness and capacity to respond to sudden cardiac arrest occurring in the home across underserved minority communities in Washtenaw and Livingston counties. 

This initiative is funded by the American Heart Association and is part of the Michigan Resuscitation Innovation and Science Enterprise (M-RISE) research program. 

Go to the website to learn more about creating your HeartSafe Home plan.

Are YOU ready? Be a part of CPR Trained.

A cardiac emergency response plan is a written document that establishes specific steps to reduce death from cardiac arrest in school settings. A carefully orchestrated response to cardiac emergencies will reduce deaths in school settings, and ensure that chaos does not lead to an improper or no response. Preparation is the essential key to saving lives.

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!

Photo highlights from our December 18, 2019, meeting at 

Washtenaw Community College.

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.

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.