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about Stroke and

Make it FAST

You have an emergency plan in case of fire.

You have a plan in case of a tornado.

What is your plan when someone has a STROKE?

Call 9-1-1 – Don’t Wait

Life saving treatment is available if given within 3 hours of the first symptom of stroke.

An Emergency Condition

Most strokes are caused by the blockage of arteries to the brain, leading to death of brain cells and loss of neurologic functioning such as weakness of a body part or inability to speak. As a result, it is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Pledge Your Support

Stroke is more common and more severe in minorities, especially African Americans and Hispanics. Many stroke victims do not reach the hospital in time to receive treatments that can help lessen the damage from stroke.

Our goal is to increase knowledge about stroke symptoms and the need to call 9-1-1 in minority communities in the South Side of Chicago so that more people with stroke are taken to nearest stroke center hospital and given the correct medications right away.

Become A Community Promoter

Who is a Community Promoter?

An active community member who raises awareness about the signs of stroke and why calling 9-1-1 is so important when someone has a stroke

How do I become a Community Promoter?

Contact us about attending a 4-hour training session to learn how to teach others in your community about stroke and calling 9-1-1

What is CEERIAS?

CEERIAS stands for Community Engagement for Early Recognition and Immediate Action in Stroke. We are a community-partnered project looking to improve stroke care in Chicago