Encompass Health announces the extension of its strategic sponsorship with the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association for its national Together To End Stroke campaign.

Encompass Health’s sponsorship, which initially kicked off in January 2019 as a 3-year commitment, will now continue through December 2024, according to a media release.

Together To End Stroke is the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s initiative focused on educating Americans that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association and Encompass Health will continue working to elevate national and local awareness through provider, patient and community education.

A primary goal of Together To End Stroke, which is also an essential part of Encompass Health’s longstanding mission, is to transition more patients back to their communities with greater functional recovery, develop evidence-based tools to inspire hope in the stroke community and reduce stroke mortality across the US.

Educational Resources

In its first 2 years as a sponsor, Encompass Health has supported the development of educational resources including the Life After Stroke guide that includes educational information for stroke survivors and their caregivers, a video series that summarizes the American Stroke Association’s 2016 adult stroke rehabilitation guidelines, a virtual caregiver support presentation, a cookbook designed for stroke survivors and their families, and more.

In addition to the development of resources, Encompass Health will continue to support community outreach through local sponsorship of select Go Red for Women events, which are designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally, the release continues.

“We are extremely proud of everything we have accomplished with the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association in the first two years of our sponsorship.

“Encompass Health entered this sponsorship with a mission of getting more stroke education and resources into our communities. In the first two years of our sponsorship, we have reached more than 300,000 people through resource distribution and more than nine million through social media helping them to better understand the signs of stroke and the importance of intensive rehabilitation during the recovery process. We look forward to furthering this mission through our continued relationship with the American Stroke Association.”

— Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president and president of inpatient hospitals for Encompass Health and member of the National Leadership Council for Go Red for Women

[Source(s): Encompass Health Corp, PR Newswire]