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NEW FOR YOU
National Stroke Awareness Month
STARSPlus
StrokeSmart™
Living After Stroke
ING NYC Marathon Team
Advocacy Initiative
Facebook
Twitter

THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE

ATTENTION STROKE PROFESSIONALS
Public Health Summit
Business of Stroke
Professional Memberships
Online Career Center

THANK YOUR BRAIN

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doing in the community.

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2010     



New For You


May is National Stroke Awareness Month — Are You Spreading Awareness?

This May, we strive to provide everyone with the tools and inspiration to raise public awareness about stroke by hosting events or activities. Visit www.stroke.org/SAM for more information and downloadable tools that will make your awareness events the best they can be. Tell us about your efforts by emailing brainalert@stroke.org. We'd love to hear your stories!

STOP Stroke through risk factor management.
Act F.A.S.T. to increase recognition of and response to stroke symptoms.
Spread HOPE about recovery from stroke.

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STARSPlus Patient Transition Pilot Program

In collaboration with 12 Stroke Center Network Hospitals, we are striving to provide education and support to survivors throughout their first year post stroke with our STARSPlus program. In addition we are providing educational support to their primary care physicians. Through this program we are collecting data on all the enrollees in order to help us study survivor needs and respond with future programs. We have well over 100 patients enrolled to date! Our target is 600 patients by September 1, 2010.

Visit www.stroke.org/stars for more information about preventing recurrent stroke.



Spring 2010 Issue of StrokeSmart™ Now Available

Stroke survivor, Lenice Hogan, runs the NYC Marathon for those who can't. Also in this issue:

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  • "Champion of Hope" profiles Blues singer who beat the odds.
  • Take control of diabetes to prevent stroke.
  • Vision impairment after stroke is common but often reversible.
  • Use the Web to tap into educational tools and resources.
  • Helpful tips for parents of young stroke survivors.

Visit www.stroke.org/MAG to sign up for a subscription now.



New "Living After Stroke" Program for Survivors

Learn helpful stroke recovery information through our new Living After Stroke program. Living After Stroke features easy-to-use complimentary Web presentations for anyone with access to a computer and the Internet.

Watch "Managing Life at Home and in the Community" now and register for "Return to Work," a one-hour, live event on June 21 at 2 PM eastern that features topic experts Elaine Katz and Richard Luecking. "Return to Work" will provide tips and resources for finding employment post-stroke and Q&A with topic experts. Register now.



ING NYC Marathon Team Update

As a 2010 Charity Partner of the NYC Marathon, National Stroke Association is supporting a team of runners to trek 26.2 miles across the streets of NYC. And... we are excited to report that our 2010 team spots are filled due to high demand! We appreciate the commitment of these 25 individuals. 

Join us! If you or someone you know has a secured spot via the lottery or qualified in some other way, you can still join our team and help spread awareness! Please visit www.stroke.org/nymarathon_join for more information. Several runners have joined our team in this category to support our cause and make this marathon even more worthwhile – and we have room for many more.

Support us! There are many ways to support National Stroke Association's Marathon Team. We encourage you to read about the runners and watch their progress as they go through these next months of training and raising money and awareness for stroke. Support them in their fundraising efforts or with words of encouragement by writing in their guest books.

Thank you for considering supporting our cause and we wish our team the best of luck in the NYC Marathon!

Visit www.stroke.org/nymarathon for more information.



Stroke Survivor Advocacy Initiative – Gaining Speed

National Stroke Association is preparing to launch our new Stroke Survivor Advocacy Initiative this fall.

We intend to implement a variety of activities designed to educate, inspire and actively engage stroke survivors, family members, caregivers and support groups to become informed and effective advocates.

We are actively working with legislative experts to develop a cadre of advocacy resources and tools that will help interested individuals become more informed about advocacy tactics and policy issues and to engage in a wide variety of activities.

Please stay tuned. More information and invitations to participate will be coming soon!

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Join us on Facebook

Are you a member of Facebook? Join National Stroke Association's Facebook page today. Meet friends and other stroke survivors through this easy-to-use social networking Web site. Watch for regular educational and event information each week.

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Tweet With Us!

Join National Stroke Association's Twitter page for regular organization updates and tips about stroke education and awareness. Not familiar with Twitter? It’s a micro-blogging service that allows a person, company or organization to communicate through quick frequent news or informational updates written in a mere 140 characters.

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The Difference You Make

With your tax-deductible donation to National Stroke Association, you help bring the gift of hope to millions of stroke survivors and their loved ones. Here are a few ways to show you care:

  • Donate online at www.stroke.org/donate or mail a check payable to National Stroke Association at: 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B, Centennial, CO 80112-3747.
  • Use Personal Fundraising to quickly and easily raise awareness and funds for National Stroke Association. Set up a personalized webpage and tell your personal story about why you are raising funds and spreading awareness about stroke. 
  • Join our Heritage Society by remembering National Stroke Association in your will. (Talk with your financial advisor for more details.)
  • Make a donation in memory or honor of a friend or loved one.

Remember, the donation you make today could make a big difference for a loved one -- or for you -- tomorrow! Thanks for caring!



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Attention Stroke Professionals 

2010 National Public Health Stroke Summit

National Stroke Association’s National Public Health Stroke Summit is going online in 2010.

The Summit targets public health professionals and will consist of a series of live webinar programs that will address a variety of topics about stroke rehabilitation and recovery. A professional networking Web site will also be created to provide a place for program participants to discuss the webinar topics in greater detail and to share new ideas, resources and best practices.

This new web-based format will provide an opportunity for more public health professionals than ever before to participate in public health programs focusing on stroke. All public health administrators working at the state level as well as their peers and partners working at the local, state and regional levels will be invited to participate.

More information and registration opportunities are coming soon. Visit www.stroke.org/ph for updates.



The Business of Stroke Webinar Recordings Now Available

If you missed any of our hugely popular The Business of Stroke webinar programs earlier this spring, do not despair! Archived recordings of The Business of Stroke webinars are now available to anyone at www.stroke.org/business.

Stroke care professionals representing more than 300 facilities participated in one or more of the webinar programs. Here is what a few participants had to say about their experience:

 “All the information was excellent. Liked having the experts answer "burning questions."

“Exceeded my initial expectations.”

 “ Loved the varied panel and expertise. Q/A covered many current and important topics each site faces.”

“…excellent scope of ideas and presentation.”

“It was all very useful, just what we needed. Look forward to sharing with others at our facility.”

The four programs focus on critical components related to optimizing clinical and fiscal stroke center performance. Each 60-minute recording includes a formal presentation and Q&A session.

For more details about each program or to view the webinars and related resources, go to www.stroke.org/business. 

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Professional Memberships 101 Webinar on June 10
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All stroke care professionals are invited to participate in a live webinar event on June 10 for a comprehensive overview of National Stroke Association’s professional membership programs. Tune in to this 15-minute event to find out how our professional membership programs can benefit you, your organization and your patients.

The webinar is scheduled Thursday, June 10 at 3 pm eastern time (2 pm central, 1 pm mountain, noon pacific). Add this webinar to your calendar now (no pre-registration required).

All webinar attendees will be eligible for a discount on their initial membership dues!

If you’d rather discuss the details of our membership programs one-on-one, please contact us at memberships@stroke.org or (303) 754-0934.



Online Career Center is NOW Available!

National Stroke Association announces the launch of its new career center that is filled with a variety of opportunities for job seekers and employers.

Job Seekers: Our extensive list of healthcare related openings is updated daily. In addition to conducting customized job searches, you can create a personal profile that will allow you to save searches, set up job alerts, store jobs, keep notes, communicate with employers through an internal messaging system, and post your resume anonymously. 

Employers: Our new career center provides a unique opportunity to fill your open positions. The career center is powered by JobTarget, an industry leader in job board development and management. The career center provides an all inclusive recruiting center to help develop and grow your staff – the way you want to!

Members of our Stroke Center Network and Stroke Rehabilitation and Recovery Network receive a 40% discount on all postings. Professional Society members receive a 30% discount. Please contact us at memberships@stroke.org for your member discount code. Curious to learn more about our professional membership programs? Contact us at memberships@stroke.org for more information!



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Thank Your Brain 

The best way to thank your brain each day is by protecting it from a stroke or brain attack. National Stroke Association wants you to increase your knowledge of risk factors for stroke and begin taking steps to lower your risk.

Stroke risk can be controlled easier than one might think. With the help of a doctor, many diseases that increase risk can be treated, while lifestyle risk factors such an unhealthy eating and smoking can be changed. Learn about the controllable risk factors and make changes in your life today.

Visit www.stroke.org and learn more about stroke recognition and prevention. You can also download information on signs and symptoms of stroke that will help you educate others during National Stroke Awareness Month.

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