In 2016, the legislation was passed requiring each student who graduates from a public high school in New Mexico to take a CPR training that incorporates four elements. Project Heart Start initiated that legislation and, for 3 years prior to its passage, worked with schools all over the state to help implement the program. We trained teachers, coaches and school nurses to present the course developed by Project Heart Start.
The program is provided at no cost through the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation. Our goal is to train all capable New Mexicans to learn four life saving skills. The program in the schools has been very successful and we want to ensure that it continues.