As you know, Heimlich Heroes™ is a program of the Deaconess Associations Foundation. The program has taught many how to recognize the signs of choking and respond with the Heimlich Maneuver®. As with many organizations, Heimlich Heroes (with our audience of schools and after-school organizations) has been greatly impacted by COVID-19.
See this message from our Foundation's Executive Chair:
Since 2013, when Heimlich Heroes™ began, the program has trained over 220,000 people and saved lives. We expect benefits to continue under the virtual training support. In addition to this support, the Deaconess Foundation will focus on access to primary healthcare needs—especially for those suffering most during this catastrophic year.
It’s never easy to modify a long-term, valued program. Heimlich Heroes has enjoyed an excellent reputation, successfully trained thousands, and provided a legacy of service . As the program changes, the Deaconess Foundation celebrates Heimlich Heroes’ past and future work. We thank everyone who has been involved with supporting, advocating, promoting, and sustaining the program.
Deaconess Associations Foundation