Together to End Stroke

Let's Work Together to End Stroke

About the Initiative

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke™ initiative, nationally sponsored by Covidien, aims to educate all Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Through Together to End Stroke, efforts are focused  on increasing awareness and driving action among Americans across the entire stroke continuum of care; prevention, acute treatment, and post-stroke rehabilitation.

From families to healthcare professionals, and corporations to communities, everyone has a critical role to play in creating stroke-aware communities.  While stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability among adults in the U.S., many Americans do not think of stroke as a major health concern. 

We have made a lot of progress, but we still have a ways to go to end stroke and we need your help!

Together to End Stroke Goals

  1. Increase Americans’ knowledge of the major stroke risk factors and motivate them to take steps to reduce their risk.
  2. Increase Americans' knowledge of the F.A.S.T. stroke warning signs and the importance of calling 911 at the first sign of a stroke to minimize the long-term of effects of a stroke and even prevent death. 
  3. Increase Americans' knowledge of and engagement in the American Stroke Association's post-stroke resources and services

Why We Need Your Support

In the U.S., 795,000 people have a stroke each year, one every 40 seconds. Yet, 80% of strokes are preventable, many Americans cannot identify the stroke warning signs, and most stroke survivors and family caregivers do not know where to go for stroke recovery information. This presents a great opportunity to work together to teach Americans how to prevent a stroke, as well as how to recognize, respond to, and recover from a stroke. With your help, we can close the gap in stroke awareness and help save lives.

Let's Work Together to End Stroke

  Join Together to End Stroke (Newsletter) Join Together to End Stroke

Join Together to End Stroke  to learn about how you can help spread stroke awareness and receive monthly updates about ASA news, health tips and events.
  Become a Stroke Ambassador (opens in new window)

Become a Stroke Ambassador

Become a Stroke Ambassador and help us spread stroke messages within the ASA social media community and yours!

 ASA Facebook (opens in new window)

Join the Conversation

Connect with stroke survivors, caregivers and their friends and family through our social community.

 SPOT a Stroke Fast. Take Quiz. Would you be able to recognize a stroke emergency?

Test your knowledge with the F.A.S.T. Quiz and enter for the chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.
 Get Involved Get Involved

See how you can get involved to help prevent, treat and beat stroke and advance AHA/ASA’s lifesaving mission.
 Help spread stroke awareness by wearing your support (opens in new window) Wear Your Support

Help spread stroke awareness by wearing your support. Order a Stroke Solidarity String, Together to End Stroke pin and more!

Spread Stroke Awareness with Free Resources 

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Stroke Risk Prevention

Take the stroke risk quiz (PDF opens in new window) to see if you are at higher risk for stroke, and share the quiz with your community.
    Spot A Stroke F.A.S.T.

Could you spot a stroke F.A.S.T.? Learn the stroke warning signs and download the free F.A.S.T. Mobile App today and share it with your community. You could save a life, possibly yours!
    Life After Stroke

Learn about post-stroke rehabilitation, support groups, caregiving resources and more.
Stroke Risk Factors

Did you know high blood pressure is the leading modifiable stroke risk factor? Or that cigarette smoking is a stroke risk factor? Learn more about how to control stroke risk factors.
    Free F.A.S.T. Resources

Download free stroke education materials to help your patients and community recognize and respond to a stroke F.A.S.T.
    Stroke Connection Magazine

Stroke Connection keeps you abreast of how to cope, how to reduce your risk of stroke and how to make the most of each day.
Free Stroke Prevention Tools

Download free tools about reducing stroke risk and how individuals, healthcare professionals and organizations can get communities involved in the fight against stroke.
    Professional Stroke Treatment Resources

Download stroke guidelines, learn about the Target: Stroke campaign to reduce door-to-needle time to 60 minutes or less in eligible ischemic stroke patients, and more.
    Free Post-Stroke Materials

Download free post-stroke resources for caregivers, stroke survivors and healthcare professionals.


Covidien is a national sponsor of the American Stroke Association’s Together to End Stroke Initiative. Learn more about Covidien.

Join the Support Network

Recovering from a stroke, or caring for someone who is, can be an emotional experience.  Find encouragement and inspiration, or offer your own words of wisdom.