Mission: National Stroke Association (NSA) was formed in 1984 to fill a void as the only national voluntary health care organization focusing 100 percent of its resources and attention on stroke. The National Stroke Association and its supporters are motivated by its strategic mission: to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke. Serving as an information resource center, NSA develops and disseminates information and educational materials to health care professionals, stroke survivors and their families, and the general public. NSA also helps advance promising avenues of stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Programs: NSA's work is directed in four primary areas: Public Education, Professional Education, Research and Rehabilitation and Support. NSA sponsors a wide range of public education programs to teach the general public and those at-risk for stroke about prevention, risk factors and treatment. NSA also works closely with physicians and other medical professionals to improve awareness and understanding of the latest advances in stroke. NSA also funds stroke-related research by young investigators who plan to dedicate their careers to cerebrovascular disease. NSA provides guidance to stroke survivors and their families through, books, support group referrals, counseling and other programs.