American Stroke  Month 2023

Improving Stroke Care Together

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting to help people live longer, healthier lives. This May, we have assembled toolkits and a curriculum of webinars to bring additional stroke-focused learning to health care professionals and to make it easier than ever for your organization to participate.

We're also excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke this fall. Stay tuned for more resources and a look at the past 20 years of quality improvement in stroke care.

 

 

Stroke Month Toolkit
for Hospitals

Download resources for your organization's participation in American Stroke Month.

Celebrate your Stroke Champions 

Stroke Champion pins will be restocked on Shop Heart very shortly!  


Webinar Series 

Join experts, researchers and American Heart Association representatives for free stroke-related online learning during May.  Share a lunch & learn with your stroke team or tune in on your own. 

Stroke Hub and Spokes: Keeping the Wheels Turning

Wednesday, May 3  |   12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Learn how to facilitate optimal patient care in a hub & spoke model, where hospitals work to refer patients through a comprehensive stroke center for further care. 

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Stroke Support Group: Strategies and Lessons

Thursday, May 11  |  11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Support groups can help survivors and caregivers have meaningful lives after a stroke. This webinar aims to highlight ways to start a new support group, keep a group engaged and growing and highlight best practices. We will also share helpful resources for group leaders from the American Stroke Association®.  

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Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Customer Office Hours

Tuesday, May 23  |  11:00am -12:00pm CST

Join us for a special Stroke Month edition of Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Customer Office Hours. In this quarter’s webinar, we’ll share tips, tricks and updates and take questions from participants. 
 
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Social Needs Assessments and Transition of Care for Stroke Survivors: Lessons Learned

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Tuesday, June 6  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm CT

A well-coordinated stroke system of care is essential for saving lives, preventing long-term disability and optimizing recovery for stroke survivors. Join American Heart Association representatives and hospital panelists as we take a closer look at the stroke continuum of care following the acute setting. Hospital panelists from three institutions will share lessons as participants in an American Heart Association-led stroke transitions of care learning collaborative.  

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Public-Facing Resources
& F.A.S.T. Materials

When it comes to spotting stroke and getting help, the faster, the better. Share these F.A.S.T. resources with patients and family to spread awareness, position as a leader and better equip your community.

Download Free Resources

Get With The Guidelines®  Stroke

Following evidence-based guidelines improves outcomes. These tools and resources make it easier to provide consistent quality care.

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Stroke Hospital Certification

Certified hospitals not only strengthen a community’s stroke system of care, but can also see improvements in patient care, differentiation and talent acquisition.

Join the Conversation

Use #AHAstrokemonth to celebrate achievements in quality stroke care across the country.