FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Connecticut Department of Public Health
Friday, February 8, 2008 Contact: William Gerrish
WHAT: In recognition of February as American Heart Month, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) and the American Heart Association will officially recognize Wallingford as a HEARTSafe Community.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
WHERE: Town Council Chambers, Wallingford Town Hall, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford
WHO: J. Robert Galvin, MD, MPH, MBA, Commissioner,
William Dickenson, Mayor, Town of Wallingford
Eloise Hudd, Director of Public Health, Town of Wallingford
Robert Townes, Senior Regional Communications Director
American Heart Association
Joan Papale, Wallingford resident & heart health advocate
WHY: The HEARTSafe Communities program is designed to promote and recognize the efforts of local municipalities to provide improved cardiac response and care to its residents through the four links in the Chain of Survival: early access to emergency care; early cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); early defibrillation and early advanced are.
For more information, visit www.ct.gov/dph.
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