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LEAP: Lifelong Education & Advocacy ProgramLEAP, the Lifelong Education and Advocacy Program, is a four-module program designed to be delivered by healthcare professionals to stroke survivors and caregivers. The program was developed by healthcare professionals and experts in stroke care as a systematic approach to post-stroke education. LEAP provides information about stroke, how to prevent a second one and rehabilitation options, and encourages survivors to live their best lives.

There are more than 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S. and the number is growing daily. Pressures on the healthcare system are limiting the amount of time that survivors spend in acute care and at the same time, expecting better outcomes.

Research has shown that a well-organized, post-stroke education program results in improved recovery outcomes for stroke survivors.

LEAP is designed to be presented in four modules. Each of the modules is structured with a recommended and timed agenda of presentations and activities, yet allows the flexibility to address participants’ specific concerns.

The LEAP e-kit has all the tools needed to provide a comprehensive post-stroke education program for stroke survivors and caregivers.

All the materials are free to use and require no permissions.

Informational Webinars

To learn more about the program and to get tips on marketing LEAP, watch these informational webinars.

System requirements for viewing webinars.

Intro to LEAP title slide

Introduction to LEAP
recorded on July 15, 2013

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Marketing LEAP webinar title image

Marketing LEAP 101
recorded on July 30, 2013

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LEAP Ask the Experts Webinar image

LEAP Ask the Experts
recorded on Oct. 30, 2013

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Downloadable Program Materials

You must create a National Stroke Association user account and complete a one-time registration to access the downloadable curriculum.

You must log in before requesting access to LEAP materials. Log in / create account


If you have any questions about the program, please contact Julia Richards, manager of stroke survivor and caregiver education and outreach.

Julia: (303) 754-0906 or
Fax: (303) 649-1328, attn: Julia
Mail: National Stroke Association
9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112-3754

System Requirements for Webinar Viewing
PC-based attendees - Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.

Macintosh®-based attendees - Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer


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