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Community and Internet Resources


Disability Specific: Prevention of Aphasia


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American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. American Heart Association is located at 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 or call Voice: (800) 242-8721.

National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the United States that focuses 100% of its efforts on stroke. NSA achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke. Established in 1984, NSA has never lost sight of its vision to reach as many individuals as possible and be a beacon of hope for stroke survivors. They strive every day to increase public awareness about stroke prevention, symptom recognition, treatment options and rehabilitation. National Stroke Association is located at 9707 East Easter Lane, Englewood, CO 80112 or call toll-free: (800) 787-6537.

New Sign SAFE (Stroke Awareness for Everyone, Inc.) is an international Internet-centered coalition of stroke survivors and their families, in addition to doctors, nurses and therapists involved with stroke. SAFE's fundamental purpose is to serve the needs for support and recognition of their stroke-affected members, who come from all over the world. Through their awareness efforts, SAFE seeks to be a voice for the stroke community, speaking out together about stroke—easily one of the most underrated and preventable medical crises of our times.

New Sign Stroke Awareness Foundation SAF strives to improve community awareness for stroke and its treatment through advocacy, education and public awareness programs in the community. For more information call them at: 408-879-8433.

New Sign The Stroke Awareness and Support Association (SASA) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization with a mission to raise awareness on the prevalence of younger strokes occuring each year in the U.S., and to provide support directly to younger stroke victims and their families.

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New Sign The Stanford Stroke Center, one of the first comprehensive multidisciplinary centers of its kind, was established in 1992 to develop new approaches to diagnose and treat stroke. They assembled a team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, nurse specialists, basic scientists, and clinical researchers with the goal of significantly improving the chances that a patient can prevent, or recover optimally, from a stroke.

For more information write to them at Mailing Address: Stanford Stroke Center 780 Welch Road, Suite 205 Palo Alto, CA 94304, visit the clinic at Clinic Address: Neuroscience Clinic 3rd Floor, Boswell Building 300 Pasteur Dr. Palo Alto, CA 94305, or email them at Email Address: strokecenter@med.stanford.edu or call them at one of the numbers listed below:
Academic office: (650) 723-4448
Clinic appointments: (650) 723-6469
Transfer center: (800) 800-1551
Physician referral: (800) 800-1551
Emergency referral: (800) 800-1551 or (650) 723-6661
Donation information: (650) 498-6164
Volunteering: (650) 498-6164

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