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Ky. Office of Rural Health seeks community feedback on CPR, AED knowledge, experiences

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Office of Rural Health is asking community members living and working in 27 rural counties — including Ohio County — to complete a survey about their knowledge and experiences with CPR and other life-saving techniques.

The survey, which should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, can be found online at https://bit.ly/30lNkcD.

Survey results will help the office plan future CPR and automated external defibrillator training in communities, as part of KORH’s Committed to the Heart Initiative, which seeks to improve out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest survival rates among residents of rural counties served by Kentucky’s 28 critical access hospitals.

The survey will remain open through Oct. 30.

If you have any questions about the survey or the Committed to the Heart Initiative, contact Rural Project Manager Caleb Williams at [email protected] or 606-439-3557.

The Kentucky Office of Rural Health, established in 1991, is a federal-state partnership authorized by federal legislation. The UK Center of Excellence in Rural Health, located in Hazard, serves as the federally-designated Kentucky Office of Rural Health.

The mission of KORH is to support the health and well-being of Kentuckians by promoting access to rural health services. The program provides a framework for linking small rural communities with local, state and federal resources while working toward long-term solutions to rural health issues. KORH assists clinicians, administrators and consumers in finding ways to improve communications, finances and access to quality health care while ensuring that funding agencies and policymakers are made aware of the needs of rural communities.

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