Capital Health and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, continue to think about you during this challenging time. We hope you are taking all precautions to keep yourself, loved ones and coworkers safe.
The top priority of the American Heart Association has been the health and well-being of all individuals and their families today and in the future, in every community, everywhere – including you. This virus is impacting everyone regardless of race, religion, age and gender. Tragically, data show that 75% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 had a high-risk condition such as stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease, among others.
Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9. Did you know that 1 in 5 women will have a stroke? Women, and especially Black and Latina women, have unique risks for high blood pressure, a leading cause of stroke. This May, American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month, give your mom, yourself, or the women in your life one less thing to worry about. Visit GoRedForWomen.org/risk.
Capital Health and the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association are here to offer help by providing FREE content, messages and resources related to brain health as well as education and prevention resources for stroke and high blood pressure. Be a Stroke – Blood Pressure Champion, even in a virtual, stay-at-home setting. Encourage your audience members to have their blood pressure checked – safely, when the time is right – and know and share the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke.
Thank you for your commitment to brain health, stroke and blood pressure awareness and education. Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact the American Stroke Association New Jersey State office by calling (609) 223-3726.