Achieving Project ADAM’s Heart Safe School designation means that your school is prepared to appropriately respond to sudden cardiac arrest on campus, thereby increasing potential to save the life of a student, a staff member or visitor.
Steps to become a Heart Safe School
Reach out to Rebecca McCormac, Project ADAM Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions, discuss your program goals and find out how Project ADAM Sacramento can support you.
Review and complete the steps on the Heart Safe School checklist to make sure your school is prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency.
Send a letter to your students and families notifying them of your CPR/AED program and received Heart Safe School recognition
Invite local media outlets to cover one of the cardiac emergency drills with your staff, to demonstrate how you practice your response and ensure everyone knows where the AED is located on your campus.
About Heart Safe School recognition
Schools that completed the Heart Safe School program will receive:
Recognition from UC Davis Children’s Hospital for the staff’s lifesaving efforts, by way of a framed Heart Safe School certificate and a post on UC Davis Children’s Hospital's social media. Schools can also promote the Heart Safe School logo on official websites and social media sites.
A letter from UC Davis Children’s Hospital recognizing the school for its life saving efforts, for distribution to the district superintendent, students and families.
Contribution to statewide and national research on prevention of sudden cardiac death.
Heart Safe School recognition lasts two full years. Certification can be renewed by resubmitting an updated and current Heart Safe School Checklist.
Get in touch with usProgram information
Project ADAM Sacramento was established at UC Davis Children’s Hospital in 2015 and was the first California affiliate of Project ADAM. Our program team includes: