PCNASP Currently Funded States
The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program currently funds nine states: California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Read success stories from current funded states:
- Educating First Responders to Improve Stroke Care: Georgia Stroke Registry pdf icon[PDF-142K]
- Improving Stroke Care in Nursing Homes: Massachusetts Stroke Registry pdf icon[PDF-132K]
- Coverdell Success Story: Beloit Memorial Hospital pdf icon[PDF-1M]external icon
- Coverdell Success Story: Theda Clark Medical Center pdf icon[PDF-178K]external icon
- Coverdell Success Story: ProHealth Care pdf icon[PDF-697K]external icon
- Community Education that Works: Moundview Memorial Sees Success in Stroke Outreach pdf icon[PDF-172K]external icon
Published April 26, 2016
As the lead neurologist for the Coverdell Stroke Program in Georgia, Dr. Michael Frankel engages hospitals to participate in Georgia’s stroke registry. Participating hospitals better connect the continuum of care so that physicians have more information to make the right decisions every time. The data show that stroke death rates are lower in the communities served by hospitals that embrace practices supported by Coverdell.
Hospitals, health care systems, EMS agencies, and communities that partner with Coverdell benefit through:
- Improved stroke care for your patients that saves lives and prevents disability.
- Online and in-person training and resources to support your coordination with EMS and increase availability and accuracy of EMS data.
- Sharing of data and best practices between EMS agencies and hospitals.
- Assistance with data analysis and comparisons on the regional, state, and national levels.
- Improved performance on state and national stroke measures such as door-to-needle time and defect-free care.
- Reduced readmissions for stroke by focusing on post-acute transitions and secondary prevention with community partners.
- Access to training and a network of healthcare providers all motivated to improve stroke care and willing to share lessons learned.
- Recognition by state and national government and associations involved in stroke improvement.
See what grantees are doing across the nation:
- The Michigan Coverdell Program recently developed a video to highlight F.A.S.T. and the importance of calling 9-1-1 if someone is having a stroke. The program developed the video in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Check out the video.
- New York’s Coverdell programexternal icon conducted a F.A.S.T. campaign from April to June 2016 in the Rochester area. The campaign included TV and social media ads. Estimated reach of the TV ads was 85% of the target audience (adults 35 and older), with a total of 477 spots. Social media engagement was approximately 33,000.
- The Massachusetts Coverdell Stroke Program recently launched its new F.A.S.T. campaign that includes videos in English and Spanish, as well as radio spots and out-of-home materials— transit ads and billboards. For more information, visit the program’s web siteexternal icon. For promotional materials on stroke and a wide range of health topics, visit the Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouseexternal icon.
To view the new videos, visit the YouTube links below: