Stroke Communications Kit
With the support of health professionals like you, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is better able to educate the public about the basics of stroke.
These selected messages and tools include information about stroke signs and symptoms, the importance of a F.A.S.T. response during a stroke, and stroke treatment.
- Read and incorporate evidence-based policy tools and guides into your program.
- Link to resources that highlight stroke facts, signs of stroke, and ways to prevent stroke.
- Share messages and graphics with colleagues and individuals in your social networks.
- Use the additional stroke resources (e.g., stroke maps, data, the Stroke Systems of Care Framework) to improve patient care in your state.
- Know the Facts About Stroke [PDF – 162 KB]
Help your audiences learn the risks, signs and symptoms, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke.
- Women and Stroke
Women have unique risk factors for stroke. Here is what they can do to reduce their risk.
- Men and Stroke
Share what puts men at risk for stroke and what steps they can take to prevent stroke.
- Pregnancy and Stroke: Are You at Risk?
This webpage discusses the connection between pregnancy and stroke and what you can do to keep yourself and your baby healthy.
- Stroke Survivor Stories
Read these survivor stories to learn how you may be at risk for stroke and what to do if stroke happens.
Can You Spot the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke?
Share this quiz to test whether your audiences can recognize stroke signs and symptoms.
Not all women are equally affected by stroke; Black women are more likely to have a stroke than any other racial or ethnic group of women in the U.S. Try these lifestyle changes to lower your risk. https://bit.ly/2Yl30JM
Every minute counts when a stroke happens. Calling 9-1-1 right away can help you or a loved one get the lifesaving treatment needed to reduce the risk of death and serious disability from stroke. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2foRA6v
Time lost is brain lost. Getting treatment fast can reduce stroke-related brain damage and increase the chances of survival and recovery. Treatments are most effective when stroke is recognized and diagnosed within 3 hours. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2foRA6v
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/2oJOwle
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/2ovTdlh
Heart attacks and strokes are still happening. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are leading causes of death in the United States. Seek emergency care for heart attack or stroke symptoms. This PSA from Million Hearts [tag] and the CDC Foundation [tag] explains more. https://youtu.be/zIYzDlFIDCw
Not all #women are equally affected by #stroke; Black women are more likely to have a stroke than any other racial or ethnic group of women in the U.S. Try these lifestyle changes to lower your risk. https://bit.ly/2Yl30JM
Heart attacks and strokes are still happening during the COVID-19 pandemic. This PSA from @MillionHeartsUS and the @CDCFound explains why you should seek emergency care if you experience symptoms. https://youtu.be/zIYzDlFIDCw
Every minute counts when a stroke happens. Calling 9-1-1 right away can help you or a loved one get the lifesaving treatment needed to reduce the risk of brain damage. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2foRA6v
Raise Awareness for These Health Observances
|National Stroke Awareness Month||May 2022||#StrokeMonth|
|National EMS Week||May 15–21, 2022||#EMSWeek|
|World Stroke Day||October 29, 2022||#WorldStrokeDay|
- Stroke Framework of Care
Health departments can use the Stroke Systems of Care Framework to explore key steps to establish statewide stroke systems of care and adapt strategies from previously funded programs.
- Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program
Through the Coverdell Program, CDC provides funding and support to state health departments to track and measure acute stroke care and improve the quality of care.
- Stroke Maps and Data
Find state-level data and maps to localize your media work.
- Stroke Systems of Care: Policy Evidence Assessment Reports (PEARs)
These PEARs assess the best available evidence for seven different policy interventions to improve pre-hospital, hospital, and post-hospital stroke care.
- Hypertension Communications Kit
Use these shareable messages and graphics to help your audiences understand what hypertension is and why managing blood pressure is important for reducing the risk of stroke.