American Stroke Month Toolkit

American Stroke Month and High Blood Pressure Awareness Month Resources


May is American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month and your chance to be a Stroke – Blood Pressure Champion!  #CheckIt!  Encourage your audience members to have their blood pressure checked and know and share the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke.

We believe that everyone has a reason to live a longer and healthier life.  Why?  Life.  Life is why.  It is our great pleasure to provide you with FREE American Stroke Month and National High Blood Pressure Education Month resources.

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association are committed to empowering you and your loved ones to reduce high blood pressure and prevent stroke through knowledge, action and hope.  During May, please take these steps:

  • Share the information and educational resources with employees/students/members
  • Encourage your audience members to have their blood pressure checked
  • Inspire people to become Stroke Champions by knowing and sharing F.A.S.T.
  • Be active, raise stroke awareness by supporting May 13 – National Cycling Day

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the leading cause of preventable heart disease and stroke death and is second only to smoking as the most common cause of preventable death from any cause.  Stroke is an urgent medical emergency.  Approximately 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about 3 in 4 being first-time strokes.

Working together, we can do something about high blood pressure and stroke.  With your help and support, and by using and sharing the information in these resources, together we can save many more lives from stroke, as well as control and reduce high blood pressure.

Thank you for your commitment to 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) 223-3740.

Please click each link to download the resources:

01 – Letter, ASM-HBP Resource Kit

02 – Table of Contents, 2019 ASM-HBP Resource Kit

03 – Take Action- 2019 ASMonth and National HBP Month

04 – Social Media Messages 2019 ASMonth Blood Pressure

05 – Stroke – Fact Sheet – 2019 ASM

06 – BP – Facts 2019 NHBPEM

07 – Infographic, Impact of CVD on Employers

08 – Activity – National Cycling Day 2019, May 13 Flyers

09 – Activity – Cycling and Brain Health Messaging

10 – Stroke – FAST Infographic – NEW 04.2019

11 – Stroke – 5 Key Facts Infographic

12 – Stroke – Secondary Prevention-Checklist

13 – Stroke – Women Higher Risk for Stroke

14 – Stroke – Brain Health Infographic 2019 FINAL 04.19

15 – Stroke – Control Risk Factors for Brain Health Infographic FINAL 04.19

16 – Stroke – AFib Infographic – NEW 01.19 FINAL

17 – BP – What is High Blood Pressure 1-pager, 2 sides

18 – BP – Consequences of High Blood Pressure 464947

19 – BP – Life’s Simple 7 Infographic – Manage Blood Pressure 3.18

20 – BP – Infographic, Ways to Improve My Blood Pressure

21 – BP – Infographic, 7 Tips for Accurate BP Measuring

22 – BP – Infographic, Blood Pressure Measurement Instructions

23 – BP – FREE AHACheckChangeControl BP Program

24 – Other – Sleep Hygiene Infographic

25 – Other – Online SUPPORT Network (virtual ‘warm blanket’)