b'CARES 2023 Annual ReportTHe Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES)Figure 1. Map of 2023 CARES ParticipantsCARES began data collection in Atlanta, with nearly 1,500 cases captured in 2006. The program has since expanded to include 34 state-based registries (Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) plus 42 community sites in 14 additional states, representing a catchment area of approximately 179 million people or 54% of the US population. To date, the registry has captured over1 million records, with more than 2,600 EMS agencies and over 2,500 hospitals participating nationwide.14'