Australia

National Stroke Foundation

10/29/2012
 
Contact Details:
Mary Orgill
Level 7, 461 Bourke Street, P.O. Box 3000, Melbourne Australia
Work Phone:
E-mail Address: admin@strokefoundation.com.au
Website: www.strokefoundation.com.au

National Stroke Foundation

10/30/2012

On World Stroke Day, the National Stroke Foundation will release a media statement announcing the nation’s first stroke summit meeting to be held on 30 October, at Parliament House in Canberra. The delegation of 70 stroke survivors and carers will represent the 350,000 people living with stroke in Australia and present a statement, a Call to Action, highlighting the areas where stroke is mismanaged and overlooked. They will call on the Australian Government to invest in programs and policy to ensure people have the best chance of returning to happy and productive lives. The delegation will be asking the Government to improve the way stroke is managed in Australia; and asking for the gaps to be closed between best practice and the reality for many families affected by stroke. The Summit is the centre piece of a series of meetings with key decision makers in the nation’s parliament where stroke survivors and their families will strongly voice the need for change. Media will be engaged through media releases and social media. The Summit and the call to Action are another step in the Fight Stroke Campaign, launched by the National Stroke Foundation in September 2012, to increase the profile of stroke and encourage all Australians to speak out to improve the outcomes for people who have had strokes. The campaign will: • educate people about stroke • get people talking about stroke • build a movement of people who are willing to join the fight against stroke; and • ultimately, make stroke matter to all Australians The voice of consumers, stroke survivors and carers, their family, friends and colleagues will be a key voice and people who work with stroke and anyone who believes more should be done for stroke in Australia are also essential to the success of this campaign. Efforts will be aimed at strengthening these voices using traditional communication techniques, events and social media. The campaign relies on the voices of the above groups as well as health professionals and the media to support the call for action and to reinforce that not enough is being done. The ‘Fight Stroke’ campaign includes: • a mass media advertising campaign which has aired on television, on radio and outdoor advertising across the country • a website for people to join the fight against stroke • a social media strategy • a public relations and media campaign to highlight consumer stories and publish opinion pieces from invited clinicians in support of the campaign • a coordinated community based campaign, recruiting and supporting people touched by stroke to tell their stories and demonstrate why more needs to be done The campaign will continue into 2013 and beyond as the National Stroke Foundation continues to assist Australian consumers to advocate for stroke. Full details are available from www.fightstroke.com.au

Contact Details:
National Stroke Foundation
Prof.
Level 7 461 Bourke Street , Melbourne, Victroia
3000
Australia
Work Phone: 61 3 9670 1000
E-mail Address: morgill@strokefoundation.com.au
Website: www.strokefoundation.com.au

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