About the American Stroke Association
To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.
American Stroke MonthI WILL not have a stroke. Now more than ever, it’s important that people stay healthy and know the symptoms of a stroke. Join us in May as we raise awareness of stroke warning signs using F.A.S.T. and learn what you can do to help prevent a stroke.
World Stroke Day
Did you know one in six of us will experience stroke in our lifetime? And there are an estimated 17 million strokes worldwide each year? For World Stroke Day on October 29th, the American Stroke Association is educating on the F.A.S.T. warning signs and bringing together stroke survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals to show that there is life – and hope – after stroke.
National Family Caregivers Month
The stroke survivor’s family is often the most important source of long-term support during recovery and rehabilitation. But who takes care of the caregiver? In November, help us recognize those who give support, because caregivers deserve our appreciation too!
National Aphasia Awareness Month
June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, which is a national campaign to increase public education around the language disorder and to recognize the numerous people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is increasing aphasia awareness by sharing communication tips, the effects of having aphasia, assistive devices for those with aphasia and more. We are making progress but we still have a long way to go and we need your help!
Together to End Stroke
Together is how we work — the AHA/ASA, healthcare professionals, stroke survivors, caregivers, sponsors, supporters and caring individuals. To End Stroke is what we're striving for.
The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke.
Our 2020 Vision
By 2020, we aim to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent — and to reduce deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent.
Learn More About Our 2020 Vision(link opens in new window)