Stroke Journal Articles
- Asaithambi G, Tong X, Lakshminarayan K, Coleman King SM, George MG, Odom EC. Emergency medical services utilization for acute stroke care: analysis of the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, 2014-2019external icon. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021:1–9.
- Vaughan AS, Woodruff RC, Shay CM, Loustalot F, Casper M. Progress toward achieving national targets for reducing coronary heart disease and stroke mortality: a county-level perspectiveexternal icon. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021;10(4):e019562.
- George MG. Risk factors for ischemic stroke in younger adults: a focused update.external icon Stroke. 2020;51(3):729–735.
- Gilchrist S, Sloan AA, Bhuiya AR, Taylor LN, Shantharam SS, Barbero C, Fulmer EB. Establishing a baseline: evidence-supported state laws to advance stroke care.external icon J Public Health Manag Pract. 2020;26:S19–S28.
- Felipe RA, Plescia M, Peterman E, Tomlin H, Sells M, Easley C, et al. A public health framework to improve population health through health care and community clinical linkages: the ASTHO/CDC Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Learning Collaborativeexternal icon. Prev Chronic Dis. 2019;16:190065.
- Rutledge GE, Lane K, Merlo C, Elmi J. Coordinated approaches to strengthen state and local public health actions to prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and strokeexternal icon. Prev Chronic Dis. 2018;15:170493.
- Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Chiuve SE, Cushman M, Das SR, Deo R, et al. Heart disease and stroke statistics—2017 update: a report from the American Heart Associationexternal icon. Circulation. 2017;135(10):e146–e603.
CDC Programs that Address Stroke
- Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program
CDC provides funding and support to state health departments to track and measure acute stroke care to improve the quality of care. 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 Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Programs
CDC currently funds health departments throughout the country to plan, carry out, and test cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention and control programs and to eliminate health disparities.
- Million Hearts®external icon
CDC 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 is a CDC-funded program that provides low-income, underinsured, or uninsured women with chronic disease screenings, lifestyle programs, and referral services to prevent heart disease and stroke. WISEWOMAN programs operate on the local level in states and tribal organizations.
Resources from Other Organizations
- Stroke Information Pageexternal icon—National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- Know Stroke: Know the Signs, Act in Timeexternal icon—National Institutes of Health
- Mind Your Risks®external icon—National Institutes of Health
- Strokeexternal icon—MedlinePlus
- Professionalsexternal icon—American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
Page last reviewed: May 17, 2021