United States of America 2010

American Stroke Association

24/10/2010 - 29/10/2010
Across the USA
Created in 1997 as a division of the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke -- America's No. 3 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. We fund scientific research, help people better understand and avoid stroke, encourage government support, guide healthcare professionals and provide information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors.

Teaming with the World Stroke Organization, the American Stroke Association is urging the public to "Act Now" during World Stroke Day. Since one in every six people in the world will suffer a stroke regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin or country, the association is urging the public to take and complete the My Life Check online health assessment at 1:06 p.m. on Oct. 29 and share the assessment with six people in their lives. The assessment checks health factors that could lead to stroke and shows people how to change behaviors that could increase their chances of having a stroke.

The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association are proud to join the World Stroke Organization in bringing attention to this disease that is affecting many people and their families in advanced countries and in the developing world, said Jeffrey Saver, M.D., chairman of the American Stroke Association's Stroke Council and director of the UCLA Stroke Center. World Stroke Day is an opportunity for all Americans to examine their risk factors and those of their family and friends to help reduce the burden of this disease. Stroke may deprive a person of his or her livelihood, diminish independence and create a burden that must be shared by family members and society. So by avoiding stroke, we can help reduce the burden to our loved ones and society.

People can access the health assessment by visiting www.strokeassociation.org/worldstrokeday.

Website: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/

Contact Details:

American Stroke Association
Mr. Stephen Prudhomme
7272 Greenville Ave
Dallas 75231
Work Phone: 214 706-1582
E-mail Address: stephen.prudhomme@heart.org

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

25/10/2010 - 29/10/2010
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
We will post a feature spotlight on World Stroke Day on the following website www.cdc.gov/dhdsp. We will have an announcement made in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). We will send an email announcement out to all CDC employees and contractors.

World Stroke Day 2010 link: http://www.cdc.gov/stroke/world_stroke_day.htm
World Stroke Day 2010 site

Contact Details:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Mrs. Angela Soyemi
Atlanta, GA
Atlanta 30341
Work Phone: 770-488-8214
E-mail Address: asoyemi@cdc.gov

Johns Hopkins Hospital

October 29 2010
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
We will hold two stroke education and risk screenings on October 29 with the theme of World Stroke Day 2010.

The first activity will be from 8 am to 11 am. Our team will go to a center for day workers where mostly Latino men assemble to wait for work. We will interview each participant about their stroke risk factors including age, and whether they have a diagnosis of hypertension, diabetes, cardio or cerebrovascular disease; also whether they are currently receiving medication for hypertension.

We will measure the blood pressure and heart rate, and assess the regularity of the heart rate. This information will be collected to determine stroke risk using a modification of the Framingham Stroke Profile (which only includes the items that can be obtained clinically without any laboratory studies). We will educate and counsel individual participants about their personal risk factors and how to modify them. Everybody is counseled about health habits (eating, exercise, smoking cessation) and about stroke symptoms and the importance of calling 911 to be treated in the emergency department as soon as possible. We will frame this in the context of tPA treatment but also other general care.

We will repeat the same activity in a local public market in the afternoon from noon to 3 pm, where most of the population is African American men and women. Prizes and giveaways will be available to participants.

Website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/cerebrovascular/outreach/

La Familia Home Health Inc.

October 29 2010
El Paso, Texas, USA

Our activity will be throughout World Stroke Day. OUr team will be checking blood pressure for those in the ofice building and we will encourage employees to walk for 15 minutes around the facility to promote "WORLD STROKE DAY" and wear solid black color black shirts, hand-out information on signs and symptoms of stroke as well as to prevent having a stroke and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Location: 1155 Westmorland (The Atrium Building), Suite 132/101
When: October 29, 2010
Time: All day event

Contact details:
La Familia Home Health Inc.
Ms. Amanda Sanchez
1155 Westmorland Suite 132
El Paso 79924
Texas, USA
Work phone: 915-591-7100
email: amanda_sanchez_lfh@yahoo.com

Pretty in Pink Club

October 29 2010
Yazoo City, Mississippi, USA
We will be having a 5 km walk, a health fair and a step show titled "Step up For Stroke".

Contact Details:
Pretty in Pink Club
Mrs. Kimwana Collins
255 Linda Bld
Yazoo City 39194
Work Phone: 662-528-4930
Home Phone: 662-528-4930
E-mail Address: kimwanac@yahoo.com

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