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Helpful Links to Information About Stroke

AMERICAN STROKE FOUNDATION

The American Stroke Foundation (ASF) was created in 1997 by Kansas City community leaders, stroke survivors, area health care providers and concerned citizens. In the spirit of collaboration and deep concern, these partners came together to bridge the gap between existing services and the needs of affected individuals and their families. The vision of the American Stroke Foundation is to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors, families and caregivers. The mission of the American Stroke Foundation is to support stroke survivors, their families, caregivers and friends by providing resources, services, education and information that improves their quality of life and helps meet ongoing challenges of life after stroke.

NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION

The National Stroke Association (NSA) was formed in 1984 to fill a void as the only national non-profit health care organization focusing 100 percent of its resources and attention on stroke. In its brief history, NSA has become a leading national resource on stroke and the driving force behind efforts to improve stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Based in Englewood, Colorado, NSA sustains itself through individual donations, memberships and grants.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION

The American Stroke Association is the division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy.

THE BRAIN MATTERS

Welcome to The Brain Matters, a resource from the American Academy of Neurology Foundation. The site will help you better understand common disorders of the brain, as well as learn about people living with the disorders. The information was prepared by neurologists-doctors with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system.

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