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.

How Do I Use This Toolkit?

Stroke Resources for Individuals and Patients

Stroke 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.

Spread the Word

Share these social media messages with your followers.

Don’t delay; call 9-1-1 right away if you spot the signs of stroke in yourself or someone else. Here are the 5 symptoms to look for. http://bit.ly/2mYG0xaexternal icon

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/2Yl30JMexternal 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

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/2foRA6vexternal icon

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/2foRA6vexternal 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

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

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/zIYzDlFIDCwexternal icon

Don’t delay! Call 9-1-1 right away if you spot the signs of #stroke in yourself or someone else. @CDCHeart_Stroke shares the 5 symptoms to look for. http://bit.ly/2mYG0xaexternal icon

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/2Yl30JMexternal icon

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

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/zIYzDlFIDCwexternal icon

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/2foRA6vexternal icon

Do you know the signs of #stroke? Common symptoms can include dizziness, vision trouble, and severe headache. If a stroke happens, act F.A.S.T. and call 9-1-1 right away. http://bit.ly/2mYG0xaexternal icon

Raise Awareness for These Health Observances

Health Observances
Observance Date Hashtag
National Stroke Awareness Month May 2022 #StrokeMonth
National EMS Week May 15–21, 2022 #EMSWeek
World Stroke Day October 29, 2022 #WorldStrokeDay

Stroke Graphics

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

F.A.S.T.

Learn the signs of stroke. Face. Arms. Speech. Time to call 911.
Time lost is brain lost. Every minute counts during a stroke. Call 9-1-1 right away.
Acting F.A.S.T. is key to stroke survival.
Acting F.A.S.T. is key to stroke survival.

Women and Stroke

More than half of Black women have high blood pressure which is a risk factor for stroke.
A woman can have a stroke at any age.
Black women have unique risk factors for stroke.
1 in 5 women will have a stroke.

Stroke Signs and Symptoms

Signs of stroke in men and women.

Emergency Care

National Stroke Awareness Month
National Stroke Awareness Month

Stroke Prevention

Make healthy lifestyle choices to lower your risk of stroke.
Learn how CDC helps improve care and save lives.
Every 40 seconds someone in the US has a stroke.

Coverdell Program

Supporting stroke systems of care.
Touching the lives of 1 million stroke patients.

Emergency Care

Call 911 at the first signs of stroke. Don't delay going to the hospital; have someone drive you; call a taxi or rideshare
1 in 3 patients never calls 911. If stroke occurs, act F.A.S.T and call 911 right away.

Boost Your Network: Connect With Us

Follow @CDCHeart_Stroke and @MillionHeartsUS on Twitter to share our stroke tweets directly on your pages.

Share stroke posts and resources directly from Million Hearts® on Facebook.

Connect with other health care professionals and share the latest in cardiovascular health from the Million Hearts® LinkedIn page.

Sign up for the Million Hearts® e-Updateexternal icon to stay up to date on all the latest Million Hearts® news and activities.

More Stroke Resources for Health Professionals

  • 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.