Celebrate Pride Month by Learning CPR

During Pride Month and year-round, the American Heart Association stands with the LGBTQ+ community by funding innovative research, advocating for public health and sharing lifesaving resources like CPR education and training.

Heart disease and stroke do not discriminate. But there is mounting evidence that at least 20 million LGBTQ adults in the U.S. experience worse cardiovascular health compared with cisgender, heterosexual adults. Therefore, the Association is encouraging LGBTQ+ communities and allies to learn CPR so that they will know what to do and be ready to act to help save the life of someone they love.

The American Heart Association is calling attention to CPR for all people across the spectrum of diversity including those who identify as LGBTQ+ through the Nation of Lifesavers initiative.

The Association’s Nation of Lifesavers initiative aims to turn bystanders into lifesavers so that in a cardiac emergency, anyone, anywhere is prepared and empowered to take action, becoming a vital link in the chain of survival and provide CPR until professional help arrives.

Every day, the American Heart Association works to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives for all people. This includes LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) people, who are a part of every community.

Visit the Pride with Heart website for LGBTQ+ health equity news and well-being resources. Visit, https://www.heart.org/en/about-us/diversity-inclusion/pride-with-heart.

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