Joint Commission launches stroke education and awareness program

Accreditation Connection, February 3, 2012

The Joint Commission has unveiled its latest entry in its Speak Up ™ program. Released on February 1, 2012, this latest educational campaign will focus on “What you should know about stroke.”

Developed in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology, American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, National Stroke Association and NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the campaign was announced at the International Stroke Conference at the beginning of February. It is intended to help patients understand stroke prevention and the importance of seeking care right away in the event of a stroke.

For more information, visit The Joint Commission’s campaign website.

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