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North Dakota Advocates meet Governor Doug Burgum during Stroke Month

A busy May ended with a great opportunity for advocates to talk to Governor Burgum briefly about Stroke and Cardiac Systems of Care work.

thumbnail_alt_text===Stroke Month Advocate Group Photo

On May 31, a couple of our champion stroke survivors, local hospital stroke coordinators, and health strategies staff meet with Governor Burgum to emphasis the importance of stroke awareness. This photo opportunity led to further conversation when Governor Burgum asked, "So what's your policy priorities for the upcoming session?' With this question June Herman was able to talk about some of the policy priorities, including finding a sustainable source of funding for the Stroke and Cardiac Systems of Care.

The Stroke and Cardiac Systems of Care focuses on by-standard recognition and action when a heart attack or stroke is happening, the by-standard calling 911, ambulance arriving in a timely manner with proper identification of the situation, and timely and quality care while in the hospital. Through the current Stroke and Cardiac Systems of Care additional education has been provided to EMS and hospitals across the state to improve outcomes.   

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