Honoring the memory of John Taylor Babbitt, the Foundation was founded to help prevent death by increasing awareness about the severity and prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest and educating the public to recognize and respond to these life threatening events.

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The John Taylor Babbitt Foundation is a not for profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in John’s memory and dedicated to preventing sudden cardiac death.  

Goals and Objectives

  • Install defibrillators (AEDs) in schools, athletic venues and public gathering places and facilitate training of individuals in the use of AEDs and CPR.
  • Propose and sponsor legislative efforts to encourage widespread placement of AEDs.
  • Raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and the key role of bystanders in saving lives.
  • Fund research on genetic cardiac disorders that increase risk of sudden cardiac death.
  • Promote and support screening for sudden cardiac arrest risk factors

Defibrillators and Training

  • Proposing legislation and lobbying for state-level and federal laws on defibrillators.
  • Working on municipal policies and procedures to support the purchase and maintenance of defibrillators.
  • Sponsoring local training programs in CPR/AED.
  • assistance for the planning, purchase and deployment of defibrillators.
  • Deliver and sponsor training programs in CPR/AED.

Legislation

  • Propose legislation and advocate for state-level and federal laws on defibrillators
  • Work on municipal policies and procedures to support the purchase and maintenance of defibrillators.

Awareness and Education

  • Raise awareness of cardiac arrest and how to save lives at high schools, universities and among young adults.
  • Team on educational campaigns and outreach with the American Heart Association, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, Parent Heart Watch and other organizations.

Research

  • Supporting research on genetic cardiac disorders, including Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and other diseases, that increase the risk of sudden cardiac death.

Screening

  • Promote screening programs to identify individuals at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and efforts aimed at improving the accuracy and cost effectiveness of screening programs.

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Contact the foundation for additional information about CPR/AED training or acquiring AEDs.

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