Earlier this month, 34 You’re the Cure advocates and over 180 neurologists from across the country flew into Washington, D.C., joining together in support of the FAST (Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine) Act.
This bill would expand coverage of telestroke services, regardless of where a patient lives. Expanding access to this vital resource would result in the greater use of the clot-busting treatment tPA (alteplase), less disability from stroke, and lower costs by reducing the need for long-term rehabilitation care in hospitals and nursing homes.
Advocates on the ground shared their stories to raise awareness and educate lawmakers on the importance of having access to high quality stroke care at every hospital.
But don’t worry that the event is over—YOU can still join us in support of timely, quality care.
We know there is strength in numbers. So, in order to make sure every leader in Washington hears our call, we need your help to keep our message strong. Take a moment to send a letter to your legislator urging them to co-sponsor the FAST Act today!
We have the technology to save lives and greatly reduce the risk of disability in patients who experience a stroke. Let’s ensure we use it.
It only takes a minute for a stroke to drastically change a patient’s life. In the same amount of time, you can send a message to your lawmakers expressing the urgent need for their support of the FAST Act today.