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2017 RAISE Award: Most Impactful

Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery(SNIS) is a nationwide organization dedicated to excellence in comprehensive, minimally-invasive care of patients with stroke, brain aneurysms, and other diseases in the head, neck and spine. SNIS launched the Get Ahead of Stroke campaign in the spring of 2016 to improve systems of care for stroke patients.

Get Ahead of Stroke’s goal is to secure the best possible outcomes for severe stroke patients by driving policy change and public awareness nationwide. Major campaign activities included partnering with the Randy Travis Foundation for a tribute concert in Nashville, creating dozens of compelling stroke survivor story videos and graphics, developing creative, audience-centric messaging materials (e.g., infographics for EMS, websites, videos), driving #SurviveStroke conversations on social media, and coordinating an advocacy day on Capitol Hill which included 40 meetings between SNIS doctors and members of Congress. Their efforts have resulted in stroke rules and legislation being introduced and passed in several states and increased public awareness nationwide.

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