Partnerships to End Stroke in Alabama
The Brain Attack Coalition
Representing medical, scientific, advocacy, and government professionals from across the stroke continuum, the Brain Attack Coalition is dedicated to setting direction, advancing knowledge, and communicating best practices to improve our ability to prevent and combat stroke.
American Stroke Assocation
Created in 1997, the American Stroke Association is dedicated to prevention, diagnosis and treatment to save lives from stroke - America's No. 3 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. We fund scientific research, help people better understand and avoid stroke, encourage government support, guide healthcare professionals and provide information to enhance the quality of life for stroke survivors.
Comprehensive Stroke Research Center
The Comprehensive Stroke Research Center (CSRC) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an interdisciplinary program specializing in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke and stroke related disorders. The CSRC integrates the latest in medical technology with a multi-faceted approach.
The REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) project, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a national study focusing on learning more about the factors that increase a person's risk of having a stroke. REGARDS is an observational study of risk factors for stroke in adults 45 years or older. 30,239 participants were recruited between January 2003 and October 2007. They completed a telephone interview followed by an in-home physical exam. Measurements included traditional risk factors such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and an echocardiogram of the heart. At six month intervals, participants are contacted by phone to ask about stroke symptoms, hospitalizations and general health status. The study is ongoing and will follow participants for many years.
Page last updated: March 28, 2017