Established in 2006, the Stroke Coordinators of Connecticut meet bi-monthly to discuss stroke related topics. The members of SCC, in close collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Public Health, represent 29 hospitals across Connecticut, and serve on various committees within this group.
It is the mission of the Stroke Coordinators of Connecticut (SCC) to promote stroke systems of care and to decrease the burden of stroke in order to meet the 2020 AHA/ASA goal of improving cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health for the citizens of Connecticut.
- To promote the implementation of stroke systems of care within medical facilities that admit patients diagnosed with TIA and stroke syndromes utilizing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and mandates for primary stroke center certification or partnerships with such facilities.
- To support community initiatives for increasing public awareness of stroke symptoms, the importance of calling 9-1-1 for help, and for identifying stroke risk factors and taking steps to reduce stroke risk for patients and families.
- To develop and maintain a workforce that examines potential research ventures and creative solution projects to reinforce the SCC mission.
- Please visit the Department of Public Health's Office of Emergency Medical Services webpage for a list of current Certified Stroke Centers.
- American Stroke Association
- Brain Attack Coalition
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- National Stroke Association
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- Northeast Cerebrovascular Consortium (NECC)
- Internet Stroke Center
- National Institutes of Health