The National Stroke Association (NSA), founded in 1984, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating stroke survivors, families, health care professionals, and the general public about stroke. It seeks to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke through activities related to prevention, medical care, research, rehabilitation, and resocialization. NSA develops and distributes educational materials and a new full color magazine "Stroke Smart"; publishes a stroke journal; operates a national clearinghouse for information and referral; promotes research and disseminates research findings; advocates; develops workshops; provides guidance in developing stroke clubs and stroke support groups; operates a Stroke Center Network program to help professionals provide the best services to stroke patients; and offers a Clinical Trials Acceleration Program.
NSA publishes other booklets and brochures, of interest to stroke survivors, families and other caregivers, and health care professionals on stroke-related subjects. NSA publications: The Road Ahead: A Stroke Recovery Guide--a book published in 1986, revised 1992 and 1998 and 2000 for stroke survivors, family members, and health care professionals. A complete list of titles and prices is available on request.
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