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Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program


Through the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, CDC provides funding and support to state health departments to track and measure acute stroke care and improve the quality of care. From 2005 to 2015, more than 620,000 Americans benefitted from hospital participation in the Coverdell program.

CDC currently funds nine states through the Coverdell program.

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Signs of Stroke

Vital Signs: Preventing Stroke Deaths
About 80% of strokes are preventable, yet about 800,000 people have a stroke each year and more than 140,000 people die. After decades of decline in the number of stroke deaths, progress has stalled in 3 out of 4 U.S. states. Learn how health systems, health professionals, and state health departments can reduce stroke deaths in their communities.

Coverdell One Pager

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Coverdell Stroke Program: Ensuring That All Americans Receive the Highest-Quality Care

Published October 27, 2015

The Coverdell Program works to improve stroke care nationwide and reduce stroke complications and deaths.

Watch other videos on the Coverdell Program and stroke.

Program Resources

World Stroke Day Infocard Up to 80% of strokes are preventable. CDC created social media cards to celebrate World Stroke Day, held every year on October 29. Learn more about World Stroke Day and share this important message with others.
PCNASP Summary Report 2007-2012 Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry Program: Summary Report 2007-2012 [PDF-959K]
This report provides a summary of the programmatic strategies and activities used by grantees during the 2007-2012 funding period. States and public health departments can use the information to help improve stroke care and access to care in their areas.
PCNASP Strategies from the Field Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program—Strategies from the Field [PDF-457K]
Each Coverdell-funded state has identified unique ways to meet the goals and objectives of the Coverdell program. This document outlines creative approaches developed by states and highlights lessons learned. These strategies from the field are intended to illustrate the ways in which Coverdell states are addressing stroke care. The information can be used by Coverdell-funded states as well as states that are not funded by Coverdell but are interested in implementing a stroke registry.