Since its inception in 2013, YoungStroke 2015 evolved into a three part initiative. The first step united survivors to build community and to drive change by supporting research. The Fall Retreat serves as the second step to provide a collaborative forum to pursue research and publication opportunities. YoungStroke 2016 unites survivors and supports research projects to enrich the quality of life for young adult stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Uniting our community around this initiative, YoungStroke is driving change to ensure successful community transitions into productive new lives after stroke.
Input from young stroke survivors and caregivers, like you, determined the platform YoungStroke amplifies and promotes. Emerging themes resulting from YoungStroke 2015 discourse included such topics as:
- Creation of a comprehensive stroke registry for America
- Comprehensive utilization of the World Stroke Organization’s Post-Stroke Checklist
- Implementation of annual stroke assessments
- Extension of rehabilitative services beyond current insurer caps
- Re-evaluation of communication process to caregivers during patient discharge
Young stroke survivors and caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals and the scientific community, interested in exploring these and other possible initiatives will want to join us at YoungStroke 2016.
YoungStroke is a strategic partner with Million Hearts and the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention. It also serves as an information resource for National Institutes of Health/ National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke.