Power To End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign seeking to reduce the incidence of stroke. It celebrates and embraces the culture, energy, creativity, and lifestyles of Americans and empowers them to take charge of their health.
Power To End Stroke was created in 2006 by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to help reach the American Stroke Association’s mission to reduce stroke and the risk of stroke. Its intent was also to raise awareness within the African American population because although heart disease and stroke are major risks for all people, African Americans are at a particularly high risk. Consider these facts:
- African Americans are more impacted by stroke than any other group within the American population.
- Blacks have almost twice the risk of first-ever stroke compared to whites.
- Blacks have higher death rates for stroke compared to whites.
- The prevalence of high blood pressure in African Americans in the United States is the highest in the world.
Learn the warning signs of a stroke!
Power To End Stroke is part of the broader EmPOWERED To Serve movement. Join this movement that focuses not only on improving individual health, but also on building healthier community environments where a healthy lifestyle is accessible to all.
Stroke-Specific Resources and Tools
- American Stroke Association Website
- Understanding Stroke
- Spot a Stroke
- How Can You Tell if You are Having a Stroke?
- How Can Your Environment Put You at Risk for Stroke?
Living with Stroke
- Choosing the Right Stroke Rehab Facility
- Stroke and Family Finances
- What Healthcare Reform Means for Stroke Patients
- A Story from the Heart
- Survivor Stories on EmPOWERED To Serve
- Survivor Stories on American Stroke Association
Tools and Resources
- Power Sunday Toolkit
- Ambassador’s Toolkit
- Don’t Miss a Stroke – Health Lesson
- Guide to Help African Americans Fight Stroke
- Personal Risk assessment
- F.A.S.T. Stroke Resources