Two of the many ways we promote healthier lives is by supporting healthcare professionals' quest for continuous quality improvement and promoting stroke education. Stroke is the No. 4 killer in the United States and a leading cause of major disability. African Americans have almost twice the risk of stroke as Caucasians, with more than 110,000 having strokes every year resulting in about 18,000 deaths. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death among Hispanics; studies indicate that they have a higher rate of hemorrhagic strokes at a younger age than non-Hispanic whites.
Why use this toolkit?
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association share a mission to stop stroke and heart disease now and forever. To help do this, we have created the Healthcare Professionals' Toolkit for use in your practice.
Please use these stroke educational materials to help you start the conversation with patients you deem to be at risk for stroke. Utilize this toolkit and join the movement as a Power Ambassador
to help reduce stroke in your community. We hope that you will find the stroke education resources in this toolkit helpful.
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Healthcare Professionals' Toolkit
Thank you for your support in helping to reduce the incident of stroke. To help, we have created this toolkit for your use. Inquire about purchasing a toolkit.
AHA/ASA Guidelines are updated as often as possible as new information is released. Find the most recent guidelines relating to our Power Healthcare Toolkit here.
African Americans are at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Learn these facts and more importantly, what this group can do to decrease their risks.
Enhance your knowledge of stroke, provide your thoughts on the toolkit and even join the AHA/ASA's Stroke Council.
We are fortunate to have the Association of Black Cardiologists and National Black Nurses Association endorsing our toolkit. Read more about these groups.
Get the facts of stroke and heart disease so you can help your patients remember the risk factors and warning signs and learn to avoid them.
There's a variety of handouts and tools for you to help your patients understand their family history of heart disease and stroke, remember their next doctor appointment and important cholesterol results, etc. Get these stroke education tools here!
Power Products & Educational Materials
This section includes Power To End Stroke Power gear, as well as stroke education brochures and materials for purchase, available in increments of 25 or more. Get Power materials for your practice now!
Celebrate 10 years of Going Red with free resources and toolkit for healthcare providers!
In celebration of the 10th National Wear Red Day, the AHA is asking all women and men across America to join us in making America Go Red to save women's lives! As AHA members and volunteers you can play a significant role in driving this effort using the tools and resources available at GoRedForWomen.org/WearRedDay. In addition, we have partnered with Krames, our patient education publishing partner, to develop a limited edition healthcare provider toolkit complete with a cling, poster, flyers, and more so you can Go Red with us. Best news -- it's free with purchase of our Women and Heart Disease brochure. Get it now before we run out! www.Krames.com/GoRed