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The Josh Miller HEARTS Act


  Scholastic AED Program  
  Putting Life Saving Technology into the hands of educators  
  Each year, more than 250,000 people die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), making it one of the leading causes of death in the United States. However, many of these lives can be saved by improving access to advanced life-saving technology through automated external defibrillation (AED). For this reason, Congresswoman Betty Sutton has introduced the Josh Miller HEARTS Act (Helping Everyone Access Responsive Treatment in Schools) making it a priority to put more lifesaving AEDs into communities through local educational agencies.  
  The Josh Miller HEARTS Act will establish a grant program to ensure every school in the country can obtain these lifesaving devices. All too often, the push to place AEDs in schools comes in response to the death of a child at school. However, this legislation offers an opportunity to enact preventive measures to ensure schools have the most effective tools to prevent these tragedies.  
  In support of the HEARTS act, Cintas has launched a grant program through which we will give away one hundred AEDs to schools nationwide, along with a free site assessment to assist schools in identifying their optimum AED locations. In addition, given the limited resources and budgets of our nation's schools, Cintas is also offering a discounted rate to all schools nationwide for the purchase of AED units.