Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion


Stroke Systems of Care

  • With support from CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, ASTHO helped states develop statewide comprehensive stroke systems of care (SSoC) plans.

    This project was a collaboration between medical care and public health, and provided state public health leaders and other decision makers with a comprehensive approach to quality stroke systems of care.

    The purpose of the project was to develop SSoC plans based on quality improvement for states already operating a Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry, a model quality improvement program for acute care.

  • State Plans

    The development of a statewide SSoC should address all aspects of the continuum of stroke, including health disparities, stroke surveillance and quality of care. State health departments are ideally suited to build the capacity and infrastructure to support the development and implementation of such plans.

    Through this project, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the North Carolina Division of Public Health had the opportunity to develop a state plan for coordinated, comprehensive stroke care and improve quality of care at all points along the continuum of stroke.

  • Massachusetts Stroke Systems of Care Plan
    Massachusetts' stroke systems of care plan based on its success in pre-hospital and hospital stroke collaborative quality improvement.

  • North Carolina Stroke Systems of Care Plan
    North Carolina's stroke systems of care plan focusing on specific populations and reducing health disparities.