Carter Ralphe will serve second term on AHA National Advocacy Coordinating Committee

J. Carter Ralphe, MD, professor and chief, Division of Cardiology, was selected to serve a second term on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Advocacy Coordinating Committee (ACC). The ACC sets advocacy policy for the AHA and directs the efforts of the state advocacy committees. The AHA is focused on expanding CPR training and access to AEDs across the country, as well as ensuring that coaches and trainers in schools are trained in CPR and first aid. Elimination of tobacco products is an ongoing effort. Here in Wisconsin, the AHA is leading efforts to expand post-partum Medicare coverage and improve access to healthy food choices for vulnerable children and families. Past efforts now ensure that all newborns in Wisconsin are screened for complex congenital heart disease and that high school students learn hands-only CPR.