Stroke Communications Kit

When it comes to stroke, every minute counts. Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients get the treatments they need to survive and reduce damage to the brain.

According to CDC, more than 3 out of 5 people are aware of all major stroke symptoms and know to call 9-1-1 when someone is having a stroke. There’s more work to do—let’s make it 5 out of 5!

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Learn the signs of stroke. Face. Arms. Speech. Time to call 911.

Raise awareness of the importance of stroke prevention all year long by adding these hashtags to your social media messages.

October 29, 2020: World Stroke Day (#WorldStrokeDay)

May 2021: National Stroke Awareness Month (#StrokeMonth)

May 16–22, 2021: National EMS Week (#EMSWeek)

 

Social Media Messages

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • Time lost is brain lost. Every minute counts when you or someone you know is having a stroke. Act F.A.S.T. and call 9-1-1 right away if you spot signs of stroke. http://bit.ly/2mYG0xaexternal icon
  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious disability nationwide and around the world—but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how you can prevent and treat stroke with tools from CDC [tag]. http://bit.ly/2oJOwleexternal icon
  • Do you know the signs and symptoms of stroke? F.A.S.T. is an easy acronym to help you remember them—and perhaps save a life. https://bit.ly/2nwcsZUexternal icon
  • From the first symptoms of stroke to recovery at home, here’s how the CDC [tag] Coverdell Program connects health care professionals across the system of care to save lives and improve care. http://bit.ly/2ovTdlhexternal icon
  • A stroke can happen at any age, at any time—just ask these 10 survivors. Read their stories about how stroke changed their lives. http://bit.ly/2HVJJejexternal icon
  • Not all women are equally affected by stroke; African American women are more likely to have a stroke than any other race or ethnic group of women in the U.S. Try these 4 lifestyle changes to lower your risk. https://bit.ly/2Yl30JMexternal icon
  • After decades of declining rates of stroke deaths, progress in preventing stroke deaths in the U.S. has slowed. The good news? YOU have the power to make a difference. Explore stroke data and prevention strategies for health systems, health professionals, and state health departments. http://bit.ly/2vUKTA4external icon

Twitter

  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a #stroke F.A.S.T. can help save lives. Here’s how. http://bit.ly/208s3wkexternal icon
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a #stroke. Learn how you can prevent a stroke or lower your risk of having one with tips from @CDCHeart_Stroke. http://bit.ly/2hSXBY9external icon
  • Learn how the @CDCHeart_Stroke Coverdell Program works to improve access and care for #stroke patients nationwide. http://bit.ly/2ovTdlhexternal icon
  • A #stroke can happen at any age, at any time—just ask these 10 stroke survivors. Read their stories on @CDCHeart_Stroke. http://bit.ly/2HVJJejexternal icon
  • Not all #women are equally affected by #stroke; #AfricanAmerican women are more likely to have a stroke than any other race or ethnic group of women in the U.S. Try these 4 lifestyle changes to lower your risk. https://bit.ly/2Yl30JMexternal icon
  • Up to 80% of strokes are preventable. Reduce #stroke deaths in your community with prevention and treatment strategies from @CDCHeart_Stroke. http://bit.ly/2vUKTA4external icon

Shareable Graphics

Download these stroke graphics to share on your social media accounts.

Acting F.A.S.T. is key to stroke survival. Face: does one side of the face droop when smiling? Arms: Does one arm drift downward when both arms are raised? Speech: is speech slurred or strange when repeating a simple phrase? Time: if you see any of these signs, call 911 right away.

Understand your risk for stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.

Learn the signs of stroke. Face. Arms. Speech. Time to call 911.

A stroke can strike at any age. Make healthy lifestyle choices to lower your risk.

Take action to prevent stroke. Up to 80% of strokes in the U.S. are preventable.

Stroke care is a team effort. Lean how CDC helps improve care and save lives.

Time lost is brain lost. Every minute counts during a stroke. Call 9-1-1 right away.

Women and Stroke: women have unique risk factors for stroke. Learn the risks, know the signs.  cdc.gov

Women and stroke: A woman can have a stroke at any age. Learn the signs, know the risks.  cdc.gov

Women and Stroke: Each year, stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Learn the risks, know the signs. CDC

Women and Stroke: 1 in 3 women with high blood pressure--the biggest stroke risk factor--doesn't know she has it. Learn the risks, know the signs. CDC

Women and Stroke: 1 in 5 women will have a stroke. Learn the risks, know the signs. CDC

Touching the lives of over 1 million stroke patients.

Supporting stroke systems of care.

Ensuring high-quality stroke care for 15 years.

Videos

For Consumers

Recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

 

Published October 26, 2015

When someone is having a stroke, every minute counts. Just as putting out a fire quickly can stop it from spreading, treating a stroke quickly can reduce damage to the brain. If you learn how to recognize the telltale signs of a stroke, you can act quickly and save a life—maybe even your own.

Prince Quire’s Stroke Story

 

Published October 27, 2015

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. One of those people was Prince Quire, who is African American. At only 39 years old, he was younger than the typical stroke patient, but EMTs know that a stroke can happen at any age. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for all Americans, including African Americans, but African Americans are twice as likely to have a stroke as whites are.

For Health Professionals

Dr. Michael Frankel’s Story: Understanding the Components of Better Care for Stroke Patients

 

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.

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

 

Published October 27, 2015

The Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tracks and measures acute stroke care in order to improve the quality of care, from first contact with emergency medical services to the hospital and after the patient returns home from the hospital. The program works to improve stroke care nationwide and reduce stroke complications and deaths, particularly among those with the highest burden.

Quiz

Stroke quiz

Can You Spot the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?external icon
Share this quiz to test whether your audiences can recognize stroke signs and symptoms.

Additional Resources

For Consumers

For Health Professionals