Resources in Stroke Awareness

American Stroke Association (ASA)
The division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy.
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 888.478.7653

National Stroke Association (NSA)
The preeminent organization committed to fighting stroke in this country, NSA provides unprecedented national expertise and leadership for those at risk, suffering or recovering from this devastating condition.
9707 E. Easter Lane
Englewood, Co. 80112
Tel: 800.STROKES or 303.649.9299
Fax: 303.649.1328

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
An international professional association of more than 18,000 neurologists and neuroscience professionals dedicated to providing the best possible care for patients with neurological disorders.
1080 Montreal Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Tel: 800.879.1960 or 651.695.2717
Fax: 651.695.2791

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is the organization that speaks for all of neurosurgery. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
847.378.0500 or 1.888.566.AANS (2267)
Fax: 847.378.0600

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
The oldest and largest emergency medical specialty organization, representing nearly 20,000 practicing emergency physicians.
PO Box 619911
Dallas, TX 75261
Tel: 800.798.1822

American Neurological Association (ANA)
Professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; and to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them.
5841 Cedar Lake Road
Suite 204
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Tel: 952.545.6284
Fax: 952.545.6073

American Society of Neuroradiology (ASN)
A professional membership society comprised of 3,000 physicians that work to develop and support standards for the training and practice of neuroradiology, and to promote cooperation between neuroradiologists and other physicians and scientists working in the neurosciences.
2210 Midwest Road, Suite 207
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8205
Tel: 630.574.0220
Fax: 630.574.0661

Brain Attack Coalition
A group of professional, voluntary and governmental entities dedicated to reducing the occurrence, disabilities and death associated with stroke.
Building 31, Room 8A-16
31 Center Drive, MSC 2540
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301.496.5751

Foundation for Education and Research in Neurological Emergencies (FERNE)
A non-profit organization that works to promote the development of educational curricula, the publication of scientific manuscripts and the training of professionals whose focus on the improvement of emergency care in patients with neurological emergencies.
C/O UIC Dept of Emergency Medicine
471H, CMS, (MC 724)
808 S. Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Tel: 312.355.1651
Fax: 312.355.1269

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health care Organizations
The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers recognizes centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better outcomes for stroke care. The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification Program is based on the Recommendations for Primary Stroke Centers published by the Brian Attack Coalition and American Stroke Association statements for stroke to evaluate hospitals functioning as primary stroke centers.
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Tel: 630.792.5000

Michigan Medical Report Neuroscience
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland leads the way as Michigan's first certified primary stroke center and home of the Michigan Stroke Network, the most advanced stroke response program in the nation. From top level neuroscience doctors to breakthrough treatments in brain injury care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland caters to Michigan's neuroscience needs.

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)
An organization of physicians and other professionals partnering to provide leadership and foster excellence in out-of-hospital emergency medical services.
P.O. Box 15945-281
Lenexa, KS 66285-5945
Tel: 800.228.3677 or 913.492.5858
Fax: 913.599.5340

National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS)
The NIH Stroke Scale (NIHSS) International is an initiative by national and international government entities as well as private and scholastic organizations. These bodies are dedicated to promoting wellness and better patient care in the field of stroke.
(512) 302-3113

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
The nation's leading supporter of biomedical research on disorders of the brain and nervous system. NINDS is one of the more than two dozen research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Building 31, Room 8A-16
31 Center Drive, MSC 2540
Bethesda, MD 20892
Tel: 301.496.5751

Stroke Belt Consortium (SBC)
The SBC is a diverse, multidisciplinary group of people, organizations, and companies interested in improving both public and professional education about stroke in the Stroke Belt, a region encompassing the Southeastern United States with the highest incidence and mortality of stroke in the country.
Northwestern University
Office of CME
303 E. Chicago Ave.
Ward Building 1-027
Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: 312.503.8533
Fax: 312.503.4531