The HeartRescue Project is an unprecedented, collaborative effort to increase survival rates for victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in the global geographies it funds, improving how SCA is recognized, treated and measured. You can learn more about HeartRescue Project efforts and impact at our external website: www.HeartRescueProject.com
|Type of Grant:||Health|
|Who Can Apply:||Academic institutions, non-profit organizations or government agencies that are recognized leaders in systems-based resuscitative care in pre-hospital and hospital settings|
|What:||Foundation will support regional and state-wide initiatives that focus on developing and expanding SCA response systems by coordinating measurement, education, training and the application of evidence-based, best practices among the general public, first responders, emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals|
Funded by the Medtronic Foundation and working with leaders in resuscitation, the project is focused on developing and expanding SCA response systems by coordinating measurement, education, training and the application of evidence-based best practices among the general public, first responders, emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals.
Improve SCA survival rates by 50 percent over five years within the geographies we fund.
The Medtronic Foundation has assembled organizations renowned for their resuscitation excellence to systemically reduce the number of people who die each year from SCA. Bold denotes lead agency.
- University of Arizona, Sarver Heart Center, Arizona Department of Health Services SHARE Program, Arizona
- University of Minnesota Cardiovascular Division, Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium (MRC), Minnesota
- Duke University Medical Center, Wake County EMS, North Carolina Office of EMS, University of North Carolina, North Carolina
- University of Pennsylvania Center for Resuscitation Science, Pennsylvania
- University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Fire Department and King County EMS, Washington
- American Medical Response (AMR), EMSC Foundation, 145 communities in 39 states
- HeartRescue Project Data Partner
- Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University School of Medicine
- HeartRescue Project Medical Direction
- The Ohio State University
HEARTRESCUE PROJECT: PARTNER GUIDELINES
The Medtronic Foundation is pleased to announce a call for Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for the HeartRescue Project. We will be adding one US Partner and one International Partner for this funding cycle, according to the timeline shown below.
Letters of Inquiry will be accepted online until midnight, Friday, January 20th, 2012. Organizations will be notified on or before February 15 on the status of their LOI and those selected to submit a full application will be provided a link to the online application. After that date the program will be closed until further notice.
|HeartRescue Partner Application Process||Deadline|
|Announce program, request for Letters of Inquiry||November 30, 2011|
|Letter of Inquiry (LOI) deadline||January 20, 2012|
|Invite applications||February 15, 2012|
|Application deadline||April 6, 2012|
|Partner/Foundation review completed||June 1, 2012|
|Award announced||June 15, 2012|
|Award funded||July, 2012|
In partnership with leaders in resuscitation, the Medtronic Foundation is leading an effort to increase overall Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) survival rates by 50% in geographies it funds. The Foundation will look to its Partners to coordinate training, community and system-wide response, and the application of evidence-based treatments among the general public, first responders (police/fire), emergency medical services (EMS) and hospitals.
HeartRescue Project Partners are expected to initially launch efforts within a community or region, but in subsequent years, bring on new communities, counties, and regions to the program. Partners should be committed to a state-wide or country-wide approach and to measuring SCA outcomes at the public, EMS, and hospital levels of response.
Academic institutions, non-profit organizations or government agencies that are recognized leaders in resuscitative care in the prehospital and/or hospital settings.
The following criteria outline our expectations for HeartRescue Project Partners:
- Partners are selected to act as coordinating agents and umbrella organizations, with the Partner interacting in participating geographies and replicating programs over time. Grants made to these organizations will be used to support a system-wide approach to SCA.
- Partners are expected to improve SCA response systems by coordinating training and best practices among the three critical stages of response:
- Immediate recognition of SCA
- Early 911 call
- Early CPR with an emphasis on chest compressions
- Increased and early public access to automated external defibrillators
- Dispatch-assisted CPR
- High-performance CPR
- Defibrillation care
- Early advanced care
- Patient triage to a resuscitation center of excellence
- In-hospital hypothermia
- 24/7 access to catheterization laboratory
- Post-survival treatments
- Post-survival patient and family education and support
- Partners are committed to assessing, coordinating, measuring, and supporting each level of response in their programs with goals and benchmarks for success. Partners may not necessarily have authority within each layer, but will be expected to work closely with those organizations and individuals that do, and coordinate efforts that ultimately strengthen each level of response.
- Partners should demonstrate in their programs how they will identify and address disparities in resuscitative care for victims of SCA within their geographies, and if possible, build incentives into their program for local agencies to help in this work.
- Partners should identify and dedicate one person to lead the day-to-day activities of the program.
- In the full application, Partners are responsible for outlining a 5-year strategic plan, outlining strategies, objectives, desired outcomes, potential target geographies, 5-year budget and 5-year timeline that give a broad view of the Partner’s vision to meet the shared goal of improved survival. This is in addition to a more specific plan for the coming year activities and use of funds.
- Partners will be asked for a full description of the approach they plan to use, elements already in place, and what elements are new and need funding.
- Partners should be committed to using the CDC funded Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) or other national registry designated by consensus by all HeartRescue partners. Partners will also agree by consensus on data elements to collect, QA processes to insure integrity of data, and baseline data collection requirements.
- Partners should be committed to a cooperative approach to the project as similar projects are being conducted by other institutions that have been or will be selected by the Foundation. Partners agree to participate in the HeartRescue program with the other Program Partners and in particular to participate in bimonthly conference calls, in person meetings, and other collective activities as identified together by the HeartRescue Partner institutions and the Medtronic Foundation
Size and Terms of Grants
Grants range in size from $250,000 to $500,000 per year, depending on the scope and geographic expansion of the program within the grantees purview. Grants will be renewable each year for up to five years upon receipt of bi-annual outcomes data and annual grant reports outlining progress to date.
Use of Funds
The use of funds for the major program must be prioritized on activities and resources that most contribute to the end goal – increasing overall SCA survival to hospital discharge by 50% over five years in a given state or country. Funds may be used for implementation elements of the program, including human resources, data collection and measurement tools, training costs at all levels of the system, and technology.
The Medtronic Foundation does not support individuals, religious groups for religious purposes, fundraising events or activities, social events or goodwill advertising, reimbursable medical treatment, scientific research studies outside the scope of program objectives, lobbying, or political or fraternal activities. Please keep in mind when finalizing the budget that the Medtronic Foundation does not pay indirect costs for the projects it funds.
How to Apply
Letters of Inquiry will be accepted online until midnight, Friday, January 20th, 2012. Please take a moment to review the general guidelines that pertain to all Medtronic Foundation programs before submitting a letter of inquiry using the link provided below.
HEARTRESCUE LETTER OF INQUIRY
Required for Organizations Interested in a HeartRescue Grant
If you wish to apply for a grant, you must first submit an online Letter of Inquiry. The letter requirements and questions include:
- Organizational information, including: year established, mission, and number of paid staff.
- A brief description of the work that would be undertaken with support from the grant.
- Where will you carry out your work? (please specify communities, regions, how you intend to expand geographies over time).
- Why is this geography a good fit for this program?
- How will your organization meet the program goal of improving overall Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest by 50% over five years in the geographies you serve?
- Who will be involved in doing this work? Also describe any organizational partnerships you have established to help achieve this goal.
- Financial information, including: 1) Year One project budget, 2) the amount to be requested, and 3) other possible funders of the work.
Please submit your letter of inquiry online, as provided by the link:
Organizations will be notified by February 15, 2012 on the status of their inquiry, and if they will be invited to submit a full application.
Program Manager, HeartRescue