Journey So Far

In 10 years, Project Heart Start Leaders and Volunteers have trained over 140,000 New Mexicans in our four part program through our annual Project Heart Start Day in the community, and training organization staff state wide. We are still dedicated to training everyone capable in New Mexico, to bring Sudden Cardiac Arrest survival rates from 10% to as high as 60% in places like Seattle. With more and more people learning hands-only CPR, how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator), like Seattle, we are on the right track by teaching as many capable individuals in the state as possible.

What sets our program apart is our emphasis on the importance of teaching signs and symptoms of a heart attack, and how to save a choking victim. Over 60,000 people die, from choking and not being able to breath, every year in the US. Their friends and family members could have been able to help, by knowing this easy to learn, simple simple to remember information.

With the support of the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation, we are able to offer our training to Businesses, Schools, and Neighborhoods through training events on a donation basis. We encourage those who want to help advance our mission to support through any donation amount possible, or donate any available amount of time as a Volunteer after getting trained.

Project Heart Start Training Details

Don’t have a space for training? We can host at our office location in Albuquerque.

Either way, we can provide:

  • Training video
  • CPR mannequins to enhance confidence in doing hands-only CPR.
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) trainers to show how easy this lifesaving device is to operate.
  • Choking vest to simulate how the Heimlich works when someone can’t breath.
  • Survey to reinforce the skills learned.
  • Our Program Completion certificate to show you are now a Heart-Starter! (Not a formal AHA 4 hour Certification)
  • Skills reminder card to keep in your wallet if you ever need a reminder when telling everyone how much fun you had all these skills learning!

To organize a large event, and/or to organize an ongoing CPR training program, contact our Project Coordinator so event leaders from your organization can learn how to easily present the program themselves.

Training supplies can be purchased for repeated use, or borrowed from one of our local partners as needed. Contact us so we can help you decide which option is best for your needs.

To Attend a Training

Click the Sign-Up button below and contact the Project Coordinator if you want yourself or your family to get trained on the life-saving skills we cover.

To Request a Training

Click the request a training button below if you want to organize a training for your Business, Community Organization, Neighborhood Association, or Educational Group.

Project Heart Start in the Neighborhoods

Show how much you care about you community by bringing Project Heart Start into your neighborhood, place of worship, or civic group.

Teaching the lifesaving skills we offer to your friends and neighbors and their families will change the dismal outcome for those suffering from a cardiac arrest, heart attack or choking.

Project Heart Start in Schools

In 2016, the legislation initiated by Project Heart Start was passed!!

Every student enrolled in a NM public high school is now required to take a CPR training that incorporates four elements before graduating. Thanks to their teachers, coaches and nurses this program has been very successful.

Project Heart Start in Your Business

You can make your place of business a safer place to work by ensuring all staff are trained!

One of our highly skilled Facilitators will come to your location at a date and time convenient for you. Training is provided at no cost, but donations are greatly appreciated to help us continue our mission.