If you are an individual or an organisation seeking to advance stroke policy, elevate the issue of stroke to improve stroke awareness, prevention, treatment and support by driving change through governments and institutions, we would like to recommend the Stroke Advocacy Toolkit, developed by the World Stroke Organization.
“There are many things that individuals can do to reduce their stroke risk and maximize their recovery from stroke. Public Awareness campaigns are important in helping people with this, as well as raising awareness about the impact of stroke and the importance of a good health care system for stroke.
Good government policy also plays an important role. Governments at a national, regional or city level make decisions about healthcare resources and regulations that can make a tremendous difference in stroke prevention, assessment treatment and rehabilitation.
The World Stroke Organization (WSO) with the support of several global stroke organizations developed this toolkit to help you and your institution increase community awareness about stroke and to advocate for better public policies and health systems to address stroke. This toolkit can be used to supplement some of your World Stroke Day Campaign efforts to advance the issue of stroke in your region.”
For further information, please visit World Stroke Campaign web site.
At the same time, we would like to recommend the SAFE toolkit for improving advocacy skills, the Stroke Support Organisation Faculty Tool. Please visit www.ssoft.info for more information.