The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke™ initiative, nationally sponsored by Medtronic and Kindred Healthcare, aims to educate all Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Through Together to End StrokeTM, efforts are focused on increasing awareness and driving action among Americans across the entire stroke continuum of care; prevention, acute treatment, and post-stroke rehabilitation.
From families to healthcare professionals, and corporations to communities, everyone has a critical role to play in creating stroke-aware communities. While stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability among adults in the U.S., many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern.
We have made a lot of progress, but we still have a ways to go to end stroke and we need your help!
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Collaborating Together to End Stroke
Kindred Healthcare proudly joins the American Stroke Association's Together to End StrokeTM Initiative in an effort to raise national and local awareness that stroke is largely beatable with the combination of quality rehabilitation, patient support and implementation of the American Stroke Association's Stroke Rehabilitation Guidelines.
After a stroke, survivors often are presented different options for rehabilitation, but getting the right timely care, in the right setting, is key in the recovery journey.
Together, we aim to make a difference in patient outcomes and recovery after a stroke.
Working Together to Make a Difference
Why We Need Your Support
In the U.S., 800,000 people have a stroke each year, one every 40 seconds. Yet, 80% of strokes are preventable, many Americans cannot identify the stroke warning signs, and most stroke survivors and family caregivers do not know where to go for stroke recovery information. This presents a great opportunity to work together to teach Americans how to prevent a stroke, as well as how to recognize, respond to, and recover from a stroke. With your help, we can close the gap in stroke awareness and help save lives.
Increase Americans' knowledge of the F.A.S.T. stroke warning signs and the importance of calling 911 at the first sign of a stroke to minimize the long-term of effects of a stroke and even prevent death.