United States of America 2009

USA - The Stroke Navigators of Forsyth Medical Center

In celebrating for World Stroke Day the Stroke Navigators of Forsyth Medical Center are planning a Stroke Survivor's Celebration and stroke screenings for hospital visitors and staff in the Learning Center of the hospital. All of these activities will take place on World Stroke Day. This will be the second year that the Stroke Center of the hospital has sponsored this event. The Stroke Survivor event will provide the stroke survivors with:

  1. Educational reinforcement,
  2. Motivational encouragement for continued stroke recovery
  3. Vendors are available to provide:
    1. Relaxation techniques
    2. Community resources
    3. Senior Services
    4. Disability related services
    5. Vocational Rehabilitation
    6. Support Group information
    7. Information to join the "Peer to peer visitation program" (Stroke survivor's visiting other stroke survivors in the hospital ,providing encouragement and support )
    8. Medical equipment resources
    9. Rehabilitation services

Website:
http://www.forsythmedicalcenter.org/site/our_services/stroke_neurovascular_services/stroke_navigator/

USA - Peninsula Stroke Association

Peninsula Stroke Association (PSA) in collaboration with local stroke centers and other healthcare organizations in San Mateo County California is planning to run full-page ads in a couple of local newspapers.

Additionally, PSA is coordinating an effort to distribute "Stroke Symptoms" bi-lingual postcards at 3 major BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit/metro) and train stations in the area. 40-50 volunteer clinicians and staff from local hospitals are expected to distribute 7,500 – 10,000 postcards during the peak of the commute hours.

Website:
http://www.psastroke.org/

USA - Adventist Health System, Hinsdale

The Adventist Hinsdale Primary Stroke Center will be providing educational literature on stroke and doing Blood Pressure checks in the hospital lobby from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Oct. 29th.

Website:
http://www.adventisthealthsystem.com/Default.aspx

USA - Massachusetts Department of Public Health

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health employs the F.A.S.T. acronym to teach the signs and symptoms of stroke.

A brochure, poster, wallet card and video are available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
(Note: there is a nominal fee to have materials mailed to addresses outside of Massachusetts, U.S.A.)

The adaptations in Spanish and Portuguese will soon be joined by Khmer materials (for our Cambodian friends).

The centerpiece of these efforts are the award-winning, 3-minute videos on stroke, which use animated characters and music to teach signs and symptoms, and to stress the need to call 9-1-1 at any sign of stroke.

For a preview of the videos, just click on the links below.
English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHzz2cXBlGk
Spanish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZGfyIUPi0k
Portuguese: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGU5j_JX3D0

Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Website:
www.mass.gov/dph

Blog:
http://PublicHealth.Blog.State.MA.US

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