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The American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) trains more than 23 million people globally every year by educating healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general public on how to respond to cardiac arrest and first aid emergencies.

ECC Mission

ECC’s vision is of a world where no one dies from cardiac arrest.

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ECC: 2020 Impact Goals

The ECC 2020 Impact Goals focus on increasing survival from cardiac arrest and doubling the out-of-hospital bystander response.

2020 Mission GoalsGoal: Train 20 million people each year
Progress: 112% (22/3 million trained FY 16-17)

Goal: Double Bystander Response to 62%
Progress: 74% achieved (46.1% response rate FY 16-17)

Goal: Double Cardiace Arrest Survival
  Out-of-Hospital (OOH) to 15.8%; and In-Hospital (IH) to 38%
Progress: 76% OOH (12% survival FY 16-17); 65% IN (24.8% survival FY 16-17)

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