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.
Learn how to Prevent, Treat and Beat Stroke with the help of EmPOWERED To Serve.
Are you living your best life?
If you have had a previous stroke, living your best life in your new normal is more attainable than ever.n Second strokes are largely preventable with a healthy lifestyle.
Use these new EmPOWERED To Serve tools including the 05 Key Facts About Stroke Infographic alongside your recovery routine to
- stay in control of your blood pressure,
- follow your medication regimen and
- know how to spot a stroke FAST.
Although African Americans and Hispanics are disproportionally affected by heart disease and stroke, let’s work together and encourage stroke patients, survivors and caregivers to live your best by life by understanding How Not to Have A Stroke.
About one in four stroke survivors is at risk for another one. Fortunately, most strokes can be preventable. This Fall, let’s practice prevention to live your best life by focusing on How NOT to have a Stroke.
Did You Know?
The Blood Pressure guidelines have changed and now most African-American men (59%) and women (56%) will have high blood pressure under the new guidelines.
High Blood Pressure is now defined as 130/80 which is a change from the old reading of 140/90, but the good news is High Blood Pressure is the most common controllable cause of stroke.
Accessible options for healthy living are often limited in lower income neighborhoods and risk factors such as HBP and high cholesterol disproportionally impact people of color.
Recent stroke? Now there’s help with rehab decisions.
Rehabilitation is the key to stroke recovery. That’s why it’s important for stroke survivors and their loved ones to make informed decisions about rehab facilities and programs.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association offers resources that can help patients and family caregivers match the rehab facility and services to their specific needs and goals.
For more information visit StrokeAssociation.org/Recovery.
When we talk about prevention, we must talk about High Blood Pressure.
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?
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
- New! Stroke Rehab Guide
- 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
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.