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American Stroke Association

(a division of the American Heart Association)

7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX  75231


A toll-free referral and information line, free stroke materials, daily living tips, referrals to stroke support groups, a national stroke support group registry, and the Stroke Connection Magazine. The Stroke Family, “Warmline,” also offers many educational support services for stroke survivors, caregivers, family members, and health care professionals.

The American Heart Association provides information on cholesterol reduction, lifestyle changes, managing stress, medicine management, physical activity, recipe modification, quitting smoking, and weight loss.

National Stroke Association


Site provides resources for professionals and support materials for survivors and caregivers: press releases, guidelines and fact sheets, related internet links, Stroke Center Network.

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases

Stroke Altas


(Mail stop K-47)

4770 Buford Hwy, NE
Atlanta, GA  30341-3717


The Atlas of Stroke Mortality: Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities in the United States is the third in a series of CDC atlases related to cardiovascular disease, which have been published through a collaboration between CDC, West Virginia University, and the University of South Florida. In this section, you can view national and state maps that show local disparities in stroke death rates for the five largest racial and ethnic groups in the United States. 



601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC  20049


AARP provides information on aging and senior citizens. It also has literature for a variety of health and benefit questions important to seniors.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Service – Agency for Health Care Policy and Research


Governmental publications are available on many stroke-related topics. 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Service – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD  20824

This institute receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and provides clinical information packets on stroke.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Service – National Institute of Mental Health

6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD  20892-9663

This institute is an educational resource for the general public and health care professionals on the co-occurrence of stroke and depression. 

The Brain Attack Coalition 


Coalition provides guidelines, pathways, orders, and links for developing and implementing systems to enable the rapid diagnosis and treatment of acute stroke: stroke scales, information for the public, links to educational materials. 

The Internet Stroke Center

An independent web resource about stroke care and research at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine.


American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

1 IBM Plaza
Chicago, IL  60611


This center is an automated line that provides listings of physiatrists in local areas.

American Occupational Therapy Association

4720 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD  20814


This association helps people locate occupational therapists in their local area.

American Physical Therapy Association 

1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA  22314

800-999-2782 or 703-684-2782

This national organization provides referrals to state chapters.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD  20852

800-638-8255 or 301-498-2071

This organization can provide a list of speech therapists in your state.

National Aphasia Association

29 John Street, Suite 1103
New York, NY  10038


This organization provides information and support services for people living with aphasia.

National Association of Social Workers

750 1st Street, NE, Suite 700
Washington, DC  20002

800-638-8799 or 202-408-8600

This national association provides a list of local social workers.

National Easter Seal Society

230 West Monroe Street, Suite 1800
Chicago, IL  60606


This organization helps people with disabilities achieve independence by locating funding sources to assist with medical and assistive equipment and medical bills (on occasion).

National Rehabilitation Information Center

4200 Forbes Blvd., Suite 202
Lanham, MD  20706


This toll-free number provides information on types of rehabilitation, adaptive devices, and other aids for recovery.

Vocational Services for the Disabled


A New York-based service that refers consumers to local state offices providing vocational and educational services for people with disabilities.

National Coalition for Stroke Prevention Awareness

Website for nationwide coalition of medical organizations formed to enhance stroke risk reduction through continuing quality improvement: clinical background, newsletter, press releases, tool box, links to related sites.


Eldercare Locator

927 15th Street, NW  6th Floor
Washington, DC  20005


A nationwide database that gives caregivers access to local area resources that provide care to older people.

Family Caregiver Alliance

690 Market, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA  94104


This organization provides caregiver support and educational opportunities through research, advocacy, legal consultation, and training workshops.

Flying Wheels Travel

143 West Bridge Street
P.O. Box 382
Owatonna, MN  55060


This for-profit travel agency provides worldwide travel assistance for the disabled for leisure and vacation purposes only.

National Council on Aging

409 Third Street, SW, Suite 200
Washington, DC  20024


This organization provides lists of  community resources that help improve the quality of life for older people.

National Family Caregiver Association

10400 Connecticut Ave., Suite 500
Kensington, MD  20895


Mental Health

American Association of Suicidology

4201 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 408
Washington, DC  20008


This association provides information on suicide and a referral to the nearest suicide crisis center in your area.

American Psychiatric Association

1400 K Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005


This organization provides information on choosing a psychiatrist, as well as research on emotional illness.

National Foundation for Depressive Illness

P.O. Box 2257
New York, NY  10116


This foundation provides information and referrals to the public about depressive illnesses.


Medicare Hotline



Call this toll-free number for information about Medicare and financial assistance for people age 65 and over. They can also help find medical specialists in local areas.

National Insurance Consumer Helpline

110 William Street
New York, NY  10038


This toll-free number gives assistance with questions about health and life insurance, as well as information about individual health insurance companies.

Social Security


A national, toll-free number that provides assistance with Social Security benefit questions and makes referrals to local Social Security offices.


ADA Helpline – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

P.O. Box 12549
Cincinnati, OH  45212-0549


This commission has a toll-free number for information about discrimination against people with disabilities for the workforce.

Higher Education and Training for People With Handicaps


This number is an automated information line that provides information on post-secondary education for the disabled.

IBM’s National Support Center for People With Disabilities 


This clearinghouse helps health care leaders, agency directors, policy makers, employers, educators, public officials, and individuals learn how computers can enhance the quality of life in the school, home, and workplace for people with disabilities.


National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

P.O. Box 1492
Washington, DC  20013

This agency is an information, resource, and policy center focusing on adolescents with chronic illnesses and disabilities, and the issues surrounding their transition to adult life.

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