The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association’s (HCMA) Elizabeth T. McNamee Legislative Advocacy Committee is seeking to train volunteers to work with us to improve efforts to find the undiagnosed.
In October 2021 the HCMA is beginning a national effort to:
Include cardiac questions to be added to the “Well Child” examination for all children under the age of 19. To improve professional development for healthcare providers with an online training system.
Improve student athlete pre-participation physicals and athlete education about signs and symptoms that are linked to cardiac conditions.
Improve the ability of the healthcare providers to identify children and families at risk for cardiac disorders both genetic and congenital.
The legislation we are seeking to introduce and pass at the state level is called the “Healthy Cardiac Monitoring Act” (HCM Act). The complete language of this legislation appears later in this document.
Participation in this Online training will not only give you the opportunity to learn more about our legislative effort, but will also instuct on how easy it is to use our software and systems to make a difference!