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National Stroke Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/13/2014: National Stroke Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION

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Centennial, CO
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National Stroke Association Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 08/13/2014: National Stroke Association

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: NATIONAL STROKE ASSOCIATION

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Physical Address: Centennial, CO 80112 3754
EIN: 74-2317104
Web URL: www.stroke.org 
NTEE Category: E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E99 Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C.
Year Founded: 1984 
Ruling Year: 1984 


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Mission Statement

National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

Total Revenue $3,723,747
Total Expenses $3,410,196

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2013
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2013

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Leadership

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Mr. James Baranski

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Programs

Program: LEAP (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

LEAP, the Lifelong Education and Advocacy Program, is a four-module program designed to be delivered by healthcare professionals to stroke survivors and caregivers. The program was developed by healthcare professionals and experts in stroke care as a systematic approach to post-stroke education. LEAP provides information about stroke, how to prevent a second one and rehabilitation options, and encourages survivors to live their best lives. There are more than 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S. and the number is growing daily. Pressures on the healthcare system are limiting the amount of time that survivors spend in acute care and at the same time, expecting better outcomes. Research has shown that a well-organized, post-stroke education program results in improved recovery outcomes for stroke survivors. LEAP is designed to be presented in four modules. Each of the modules is structured with a recommended and timed agenda of presentations and activities, yet allows the flexibility to address participants’ specific concerns. The LEAP e-kit has all the tools needed to provide a comprehensive post-stroke education program for stroke survivors and caregivers. All the materials are free to use and require no permissions. www.stroke.org/leap

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Program: Stroke Support Groups (GuideStar Exchange,
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While everyone’s experience is different, meeting other stroke survivors or caregivers who understand what you are going through can help you throughout your recovery. With over seven million U.S. stroke survivors, and 795,000 new strokes occurring in the U.S. each year, you are not alone. In addition to providing social opportunities, support groups promote wellness by helping members with making difficult decisions, problem solving and locating local resources, as well as providing: -Community outreach -Educational programs -Group therapy -Recreational activities -Rehabilitation -Self help Groups may meet monthly, bimonthly or weekly and at different times of the day. There are a wide variety of support groups for stroke survivors and caregivers; find one that fits you! www.stroke.org/supportgroups

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Program: Advocacy (GuideStar Exchange,
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The Stroke Advocacy Network helps stroke survivors, caregivers and other stroke partners share their experiences, challenges and needs with decision makers. Sharing this information helps elected officials have a better understanding of how changes in healthcare and other public policies can help prevent strokes and help members of the stroke community. Why is this important? In the United States alone: • There are approximately 7 million adult stroke survivors. • About 795,000 people will have a stroke this year. • Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, killing about 137,000 people each year. • Stroke is a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. • The estimated direct and indirect cost of stroke was $73.7 billion in 2010. Join National Stroke Association to advocate in Washington, D.C., and in your state capitol for the needs of stroke survivors, caregivers and their families and for policies that can help prevent strokes. http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sanabout

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Program: CareLiving Community (GuideStar Exchange,
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Careliving Community℠ is an online network for caregivers to connect, share stories, discuss issues and support one another. Topics range from self-care and “me” time to caregiver depression and anger. http://careliving.stroke.org/

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