Stroke Publications

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Learn more about stroke in these journal articles, fact sheets, and more.

Stroke Journal Articles

Fact Sheets

State Public Health Actions Programs

CDC Programs that Address Stroke

  • Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program. CDC provides funding and support for nine state departments of health (California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Washington, and Wisconsin). The state departments of health track and measure acute stroke care to improve the quality of care. From 2005 to 2015, more than 550,000 Americans benefitted from hospital participation in the Coverdell Program. The long-term goal of this program is for all Americans to receive the highest quality of acute stroke care available to reduce death and disability and prevent another stroke.
  • CDC’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program. CDC currently funds health departments in 32 states and the District of Columbia to plan, carry out, and test cardiovascular health promotion, disease prevention, and control programs and to eliminate health disparities.
  • Million Hearts®external iconCDC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services co-lead this national initiative with the goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes. Million Hearts® provides tools and resources for health professionals.
  • WISEWOMAN (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation). WISEWOMAN provides low-income, underinsured, or uninsured women with chronic disease screenings, lifestyle programs, and referral services to prevent heart disease and stroke. CDC currently funds 21 WISEWOMAN programs, which operate on the local level in states and tribal organizations.

Resources from Other Organizations