Resources/Links for the Public and Health Professionals
- American Heart Association (AHA) - A national voluntary health agency whose mission is to decrease death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This website provides information on heart disease and stroke prevention, treatment and current research.
- American Stroke Association (ASA) – A division of the AHA, created to help reduce the impact of stroke. This website offers a wide variety of programs, services and educational materials on stroke.
- Brain Attack Coalition (BAC) – A group of professional, voluntary and governmental entities dedicated to reducing the occurrence, disabilities and death associated with stroke.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. A federal agency that promotes public health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury and disability.
- CDC Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry – CDC state-based stroke data registry program that measures, tracks and improves the delivery and quality of stroke care. The project was named the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, after the late U.S. Senator Paul Coverdell of Georgia, who suffered a fatal stroke in 2000.
- The Joint Commission (JC) - A private, voluntary, not-for-profit group that provides accreditation to U.S. hospitals and other health care facilities. The Joint Commission certifies hospitals that meet certain standards as Primary Stroke Centers.
- National Quality Forum – A not-for-profit membership organization created to develop am implement a national strategy for health care quality measurement.
- N.J.A.C. Title 8, Chapter 43G, Hospital Licensing Standards – Link to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Hospital Licensing Standards.
- Stroke Scales and Clinical Assessment Tools – The INTERNET Stroke Center is a website that provides healthcare providers with stroke scales and clinical assessment tools.