Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of adult disability. Many factors may affect a person’s risk for stroke, including high blood pressure. The good news? Many strokes are preventable and treatable. Million Hearts® is dedicating May to taking action against stroke, and we invite you to do the same. Below are a few ways to get involved.
Follow Million Hearts® on Facebook and Twitter. Retweet and share your favorite #StrokeMonth posts.
Join the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Million Hearts®, Kaiser Permanente, and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta for a Twitter chat to learn about emerging research on the link between high blood pressure, stroke, and dementia.
High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, but nearly 46% of people with high blood pressure do not have it under control. Join our Twitter chat with the American Medical Group Association/Foundation to learn more about high blood pressure and ways to reduce your risk.
Raise awareness of stroke prevention and treatment among your family, friends, and followers with the click of a button. When you sign up for the National Stroke Awareness Month Thunderclap, a stroke awareness message will automatically be posted to your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr accounts at 12 p.m. ET on May 25, 2016. Sign up today to show your support. http://bit.ly/26WBpP3
Share stroke awareness messages with your social media networks. Post these prewritten messages and graphics on your social accounts all month long.
Click on each graphic to save it for sharing.
Tell your colleagues, friends, and family it’s National Stroke Awareness Month by adding this badge to your e-mail signature.
On May 17, 2016, CDC hosted a Public Health Grand Rounds featuring presentations from experts on how stroke is preventable and treatable, how women are affected differently, and what is being done to bridge the gaps in stroke treatment. Watch the archived webcast.
Find shareable resources for patients and professionals on the Million Hearts®, Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program, and other CDC websites.