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National Stroke Association provides stroke education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers, and healthcare providers. We believe that caregivers and the survivor’s circle of support are the core to their recovery. Our programs and material are provided to the stroke community for free.

Whether you are a seasoned health writer, a freelancer, or general assignment reporter our website can help educate you on stroke basics, provide you with the facts, and help you understand the effects of stroke.

Visit our News room for the latest information on National Stroke Association and trending topics in stroke.

For general customer service questions, material and brochure orders, donor or member assistance, etc., please contact us via email at or call 303-649-9299.

Learn About Stroke

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death. A stroke happens when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off. Brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. A stroke can cause a person to permanently loose speech, movement and memory. Learn more about what a stroke is and how to educate the public on ways to prevent one from happening to them.

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There are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S. But the good news is up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented. Looking for stroke facts for your news story? Get the facts on the impact of stroke. 

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Need a stroke survivor or caregiver perspective for you next story? Browse the many Faces of Stroke stories in our gallery. Email the media contact for more information.


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For over 30 years we have been the trusted source for free resources and education to the stroke community. Together, we empower survivors and their circle of care to thrive after stroke. Make your tax-deductible donation today to support the growing needs of the stroke community.