As a leading cause of death in the United States, sudden cardiac arrest affects every community in the nation. When SCA claims the life of a child, a mother or father, a sister or brother, families and entire communities are shaken. It is a goal of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association to develop local chapters and affiliates in every one of the 50 states. We believe that the support of others is essential and that the support of others who have been affected by SCA is incomparable.
As local chapters and affiliates are founded, each will tailor programs to the communities they serve. These local chapters and affiliates of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association will offer core services described below.
Support - Chapters and affiliates offer a supportive community where both survivors and those who have lost loved ones to sudden cardiac arrest find they can share their experiences.
Awareness and Education - Chapters and affiliates work in their local communities to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest; increase public access to defibrillation in schools, health clubs, and other venues; and encourage therapy alternatives including implantable cardiac defibrillators.
Advocacy and Outreach - Chapters and affiliates collaborate with local hospitals, physicians, academic centers, and industries to spearhead local and state advocacy efforts to:
To learn how you can become involved in starting a chapter or affiliate group in your community, visit our Join Page. You may also contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 972-SCAA.
What's In It For Me? Joining an SCAA Chapter
By joining a local SCAA chapter, you will help us build partnerships throughout your community, working with survivors, ambassadors, medical professionals, emergency response teams, and other motivated citizens. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to implement meaningful programs, perform valuable community service, and help save lives. Discover how you can benefit from SCAA chapter membership.
Chapter and Affiliate Support
If you are running an SCAA chapter or affiliate, please visit our Resource Center below for assistance on running your group, submitting financial reports, posting news to the website, and more. Username/password required.
Stay connected with other chapter and affiliate leaders by signing up for the SCAA leader discussion list below.
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