Stroke Communications Kit

With the support of health professionals like you, DHDSP is better able to educate the public about stroke prevention. The social media messages and graphics below can help your audiences understand the basics of stroke, including signs and symptoms, the importance of a F.A.S.T. response during a stroke, and treatment. Help DHDSP spread awareness by sharing these resources on your social media pages.

Social Media Messages

Facebook/LinkedIn/Instagram/Pinterest

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

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

Raise awareness of the importance of stroke prevention all year long.

May 2019: National Stroke Awareness Month (#StrokeMonth)

May 19–25, 2019: National EMS Week (#EMSWeek)

October 29, 2019: World Stroke Day (#WorldStrokeDay)

  • 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 think someone might be having a stroke. http://bit.ly/2oQE283External
  • Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability nationwide and around the world—but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how you can treat and prevent stroke with tools from CDC [tag]. http://bit.ly/2oJOwleExternal
  • Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Health systems and health care professionals can help reduce stroke deaths by addressing risk factors and improving patient outcomes when stroke occurs. http://bit.ly/2vUKTA4External
  • 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
  • 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
  • Did you know that some stroke symptoms in women may be different from those in men? Here are 5 risk factors women should know to protect their brain health. http://bit.ly/2a71Gp9External
  • Not all women are equally affected by #stroke; African American women are 2x as likely to have a stroke as white women. Try these 4 lifestyle changes to lower your risk. http://bit.ly/2HgW4boExternal
  • About 3 out of 10 Hispanic women have high blood pressure, a major stroke risk factor. Download this factsheet to learn how the ABCS of heart health can help lower your risk. http://bit.ly/2oJOpY3External

Twitter

  • Up to 80% of strokes are preventable. Reduce #stroke deaths in your community with prevention and treatment strategies from @CDCgov. http://bit.ly/2vUKTA4External @CDCHeart_Stroke
  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of a #stroke F.A.S.T. can help save lives. Here’s how. http://bit.ly/208s3wkExternal @CDCHeart_Stroke
  • Every 3 minutes and 45 seconds, someone dies of #stroke. Learn how you can prevent a stroke or lower your chances of having one. http://bit.ly/2hSXBY9External @CDCHeart_Stroke
  • Health systems and health care professionals can prevent #stroke by addressing risk factors and improving patient outcomes when stroke occurs. http://bit.ly/2vUKTA4External @CDCHeart_Stroke
  • Learn how the @CDCgov Coverdell Program works to improve access and care for #stroke patients nationwide. http://bit.ly/2ovTdlhExternal @CDCHeart_Stroke
  • A #stroke can happen at any age, at any time—just ask these 10 stroke survivors. Read their stories. http://bit.ly/2HVJJejExternal @CDCHeart_Stroke
  • DYK #women have unique #stroke risk factors from men? Here are 5 risk factors women should know to protect their brain health. http://bit.ly/2a71Gp9External
  • Not all #women are equally affected by #stroke; #AfricanAmerican women are 2x as likely to have a stroke as white women. Try these 4 lifestyle changes to lower your risk. http://bit.ly/2HgW4boExternal
  • About 3 out of 10 #Hispanic women have high #BloodPressure, a major #stroke risk factor. Download this factsheet to learn how the ABCS of heart health can help lower your risk. http://bit.ly/2oJOpY3External

Shareable Graphics

Download these stroke graphics to share on your social media pages. You can also visit the Million Hearts® Facebook video library, where you can share our videos and animated infocards with a click of a button!

Understand your risk for stroke. Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke.
Learn the signs. Face. Arms. Speech. Time to call 9-1-1.
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

Videos

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.

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.

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.

Dr. Frankel’s Coverdell Story: Improving Stroke Care in Georgia

 

Published October 27, 2015

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.

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.

Tips From Former Smokers: Blanche’s Story

Published April 17, 2015

Blanche is a CDC employee who smoked cigarettes for more than 25 years and quit after suffering a stroke.

Visit CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers web site for more information.

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Additional Resources

For Professionals

For Consumers

  • Stroke and You Fact Sheet SeriesPrint and share these resources with your audiences to help them make healthy lifestyle changes and control health conditions that raise their risk for stroke.
  • Stroke Survivor StoriesRead these survivor stories to learn how you may be at risk for stroke and what to do if stroke happens.
  • Three Steps to Stroke RecoveryThis CDC Features article talks about what to expect if you are recovering from stroke and how to prevent another stroke from happening.
  • Pregnancy and Stroke: Are You at Risk?This CDC Features article discusses the connection between pregnancy and stroke and what you can do to keep yourself and your baby healthy.
  • Stroke and WomenExternalGet the facts on how stroke affects women, including unique risk factors and prevention tips.
  • 4 Things Women Need to Know About StrokeExternalRead this blog post, written by Dr. Cheryl Bushnell of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, that shares what women can do to take action against stroke.