Stroke Risk Identification Program
The North Carolina Stroke Association created the Stroke Risk Identification Program to conduct screenings that identify individuals who are at high risk of Stroke.
Through this primary prevention program, hospitals and health care providers:
- Utilize an evidence-based and standardized screening protocol for community Stroke risk screenings
- Identify individuals who are at high risk for Stroke
- Review screening outcomes with participants
- Counsel participants on what interventions are needed to help prevent Stroke, and
- Provide participants with information on community medical resources for intervention treatment
- Receive outcome screening data that includes high-risk participant screening results and contact information for hospitals to follow up
Some patients are referred to community care clinics and receive follow-up phone calls to make certain they have sought care. Those who exhibit the most serious risk factors are sent immediately to their local hospital emergency departments.