AED Program


Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. A heart attack can lead to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The only treatment for SCA is defibrillation from an automated external defibrillator (AED). A shock from the AED stops the chaotic electrical activity and allows the heart’s sinus node to resume a normal electrical impulse.

Source: (AEDBrands.com; CDC.gov)

The vision of the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte is making our community one of the top 10 healthiest communities in our state by the year 2030. While we find the acute intervention of AEDs to be beneficial, we prefer prevention over intervention. We are working with the community to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and enhance our overall health.

Interested in applying for an AED?

AED applications are accepted during our 2 grant cycles each year. The second cycle of grants will be open from May 29 to July 24.
Visit our grant portal here to apply or our FAQ page for additional information. Applicants must be from a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization in order to apply.
Applying for cabinets with your AED(s)? See cabinet options below: