Corporate supporters enable maximization of reach to those we serve in the fight against stroke. All relationships with pharmaceutical and medical device corporate supporters reflect the transparency, integrity, and mission of National Stroke Association.
If you are interested in becoming a corporate supporter read the Code of Practice and contact the Corporate Alliance team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-754-0909 for more information.
Code of Practice
National Stroke Association seeks and accepts funding from pharmaceutical and medical device corporations in support of our professional, stroke survivor/caregiver, advocacy and public education and outreach programs including general operating funds for the organization. We strive to enter into only those corporate relationships that are respectful of the rules and regulations required by those, which we serve and are able to provide funding which is unbiased, ethical and consistent with our mission and goals. Acknowledgement is attributed per the guidelines outlined below.
National Stroke Association does not endorse any medical product or treatment sold by any corporation supporting our organization. However, National Stroke Association’s Professional Advisory Board shall freely represent us in their review and recommendations of therapies for stroke, stroke prevention and stroke recovery.
Whenever possible, the conditions of sponsorship shall be in writing between National Stroke Association and the sponsoring corporations.
Pharmaceutical funding of programs shall be free of any influence as it relates to content development and design. Regarding activities relating to a healthcare product, device or service, marketed or distributed by the healthcare industry /or still under development, National Stroke Association has adopted the following guidelines:
CME (Continuing Medical Education) Funding
National Stroke Association seeks and accepts grant funding from corporations to develop and deliver evidence-based medical education programs that are accredited for physicians and nurses, consistent with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (AANC). National Stroke Association professional education programs also may target rehabilitation professionals and public health professionals. Professional education programs are delivered live, online, and as enduring materials that meet the ACCME guidelines for valid and balanced content. National Stroke Association also recognizes and complies with the guidelines governing medical education established by the FDA, OIG, PhRMA, and ADVAMED. All National Stroke Association education activities and program materials disclose educational support from commercial companies. Letters of Agreement with grantors are always required. Post-activity financial reconciliation of program budgets is always provided.
For all professional education programs, National Stroke Association assumes full responsibility for developing a knowledge gap analysis, implementing appropriate learning strategies, recruiting faculty, developing content and marketing materials and tactics, and outcomes assessment. We require all faculty/ authors/ peer reviewers in our programs to disclose any potential conflict of interest and their relationships with companies or entities that have provided monetary support, which may have a bearing on the topics being presented. Peer reviews are required of all content to ensure evidence-based practices are being discussed in addition to resolving any potential appearance of bias.
Conflicts of Interest
The Board of Directors, Professional Advisory Board members, staff, consultants and select volunteers and contracted grant seekers are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest with any and all of our corporate supporters.
Disclosure of Corporate Funding
National Stroke Association discloses all corporate funding within its financial filings, which are open to the general public.
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.