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CPR Training for 1 Million San Diego County Residents is Goal of New Public Health Campaign

In 2021, only 8 percent of San Diego County residents who suffered cardiac arrest outside a hospital survived, slightly below the national rate of 9.1 percent, posing a significant public health concern. To address this, UC San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with the San Diego County public health department and the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health, launched Revive & Survive.


This public health initiative aims to train one million local residents in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), emphasizing the crucial role of bystander intervention. The initiative reflects a broader public health strategy to enhance community resilience and response to medical emergencies, underscoring the importance of widespread CPR training in safeguarding public health. Read the article from the San Diego Tribune here.