CPR training is now available through the Joplin Health Department and has been noted as an important skill to learn. Doctors have stated administering CPR outside the hospital can save thousands of lives annually, but about half of Americans say they don’t know how to do it.

Two classes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are being offered on Wednesday, November 8, for the public. Classes will be held in Conference Room 1 of the Joplin Public Library, 1901 East 20th Street. The classes are a part of the American Heart Association’s training.

AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED is scheduled from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. This course trains participants to give CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Students receive a certification upon completion. Fee for the course is $50 per person.

AHA HeartCode® BLS Skills Checkoff will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on November 8. The course is designed for those who have already completed the online portion of the HeartCode® BLS course. This is the hands-on skills session check-off to complete the certification for HeartCode® BLS. Cost is $20 per person.

Preregistration and pre-payment are required to attend either of these classes. Participants can complete these steps by going to the Joplin Parks registration website of their online catalog. Classes are listed under the Adult Programs division of the registration site. Citizens can also call the Health Department at 417.623.6122, ext. 1258 for more information.


Lynn Iliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417.624.0820, ext. 204

The Missouri Foundation for Health (MFH) is searching for business and nonprofit leaders in the Springfield area to discuss earned paid sick leave policy and gather firsthand insight into the health and economic impact these policies would have on businesses and employees.

This confidential 90-minute focus group will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 26 at the Bank of America Conference Room at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center (524 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO). Participants are asked to arrive by 11:15 am.

Lunch will be provided and participants will receive a $50 gift card as a token of appreciation for their time and input. Childcare will be provided for those who need it.

If you are interested in participating, please take five minutes to complete this confidential screening form so that MFH can reach out to you with more information and confirm your participation.

About Missouri Foundation for Health: 

Missouri Foundation for Health is building a more equitable future through collaboration, convening, knowledge sharing, and strategic investment. Working in partnership with communities and nonprofits, MFH is transforming systems to eliminate inequities within all aspects of health and addressing the social and economic factors that shape health outcomes.