b'"By engaging with CPR Lifelinks and the Resuscitation Academy, the expansion of CARES beyond data collection and feedback reports to EMS agencies to dissemination of best resuscitation processes and care has the potential of not only increasing OHCA survival, but also reducing disparities in OHCA survival."Paul Chan, MDProfessor of Medicine, University of Missouri- Kansas City School of MedicineThese strategies aim to provide EMS and healthcare providers, and community stakeholders with the data and knowledge to identify and mitigate such disparities. By aligning with the objectives outlined in the 2015 National Academy of Sciences Report, Strategies to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival: A Time to Act, CARES will drive the advancement of OHCA care, expand its national reach, foster quality improvement through education, harness the potential of cutting-edge technology, and address health disparities to achieve more equitable outcomes. Through these concerted efforts, CARES will continue to make substantial contributions to the landscape of cardiac arrest management and ultimately save more lives across the United States.Citations\x1f 1. Uzendu AI, Spertus JA, Nallamothu BK, Girotra S, Jones PG, McNally BF, Del Rios M, Sasson C, Breathett K, Sperling J, Dukes KC, ChanPS. Cardiac Arrest Survival at Emergency Medical Service Agencies in Catchment Areas With Primarily Black and Hispanic Populations. JAMAIntern Med. 183(10):1136-1143.\x1f 2. Garcia RA, Spertus JA, Girotra S, Nallamothu BK, Kennedy KF, McNally BF, Breathett K, Del Rios M, Sasson C, Chan PS. Racial and EthnicDifferences in Bystander CPR for Witnessed Cardiac Arrest. N Engl J Med. 387(17):1569-1578.\x1f 3. Sasson C, Keirns CC, Smith DM, Sayre MR, Macy ML, Meurer WJ, McNally BF, Kellermann AL, Iwashyna TJ. Examining the contextual effects of neighborhood on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and the provision of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Resuscitation. 82(6):674-9.\x1f 4. Chan PS, McNally B, Vellano K, Tang Y, Spertus JA. Association of Neighborhood Race and Income With Survival After Out-of-HospitalCardiac Arrest. J Am Heart Assoc. Feb 18;9(4):e014178.\x1f 5. Kotini-Shah P, Del Rios M, Khosla S, Pugach O, Vellano K, McNally B, Vanden Hoek T, Chan PS. Sex differences in outcomes for out-of- hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. Resuscitation. 163:6-13.\x1f 6. Grubic N, Peng YP, Walker M, Brooks SC; CARES Surveillance Group. Bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatedexternal defibrillator use after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Uncovering disparities in care and survival across the urban-rural spectrum.Resuscitation. 175:150-158.24 25'