Success Stories

"The network is an invaluable source of sharing knowledge and networking. The AHA/ASA appreciates our involvement in each state with our partners, as well as our involvement with the network as a whole. Our goal is to provide resources and science that enhances the stroke system of care across the Great Lakes region."

- Heather Gavras, Regional VP, State Health Alliance , American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Greater Midwest

"You have been the most helpful to me and for stroke management. I want to meet you sometime and personally thank you for what you are doing for us neuroscience have just saved me hours of work! Thank you for your help!"

- Connie F. Parliament RN, MSN, CNRN, Clinical Program Director of Neuroscience Services

"National Stroke Association (NSA) has found the GLRSN to be an important resource . The network helps provide information on the latest stroke issues, resources and tools. In addition it has provided NSA with valuable networking and planning opportunities with state departments of health."

- Sharon Januchowski, VP of Community Programs, National Stroke Association

 "The Great Lakes Regional Stroke Network has been instrumental in providing information about the burden of stroke regionally. Communication throughout the region has been strengthened , which will enhance our ability to share resources, strategies, and expertise".

- Dr. Brian Silver and Dr. Phillip Scott, co-chairs of the Michigan Stroke Initiative

  "The resources, staff and coordination provided by the Network have increased the focus on the burden of stroke in Ohio. Network staff has provided structure and direction to our initiatives by locating and disseminating resources and coordinating the educational and surveillance activities both in the region and the individual states..." .

- Barbara Pryor, RD, LD, MS, Ohio Department of Health



"The GLRSN has provided impetus for Minnesota to form a state stroke committee intent on improving the state of stroke prevention and care in our state. By bringing together clinicians, EMS professionals, public health professionals with an interest and expertise in stroke, the Minnesota Stroke Committee is planning important training opportunities for health care providers, developing and implementing systems-level changes in the health care system, and laying out strategies for organizational and public policy to impact stroke. This collaborative effort would not be occurring without the guidance and support - including financial - of the GLRSN".

- Albert Tsai, PhD, Minnesota Department of Health .

"The GLRSN's funding allowed Wisconsin to establish the Wisconsin Stroke Committee (WSC). The WSC started in October 2004 then met face-to-face meeting semi-annually and convened monthly teleconferences for each workgroup/panel between face-to-face meetings. The WSC accomplished a Wisconsin Stroke Plan and is the phase of implementing the Stroke Plan. It would have been really hard for us to achieve what we have right now without the assistance from GLRSN".

- Mike Yuan, MPH, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

 "The GLRSN provides timely information and networking opportunities. It is a hard working group that has one core person that responds promptly to questions, concerns and disseminates current vital information about stroke. The GLSRN is committed to controlling the disease process by increasing awareness and ensuring timeliness of care. My collaboration with this network has proved very insightful and positive.Other Networks should follow the lead of the GLRSN."

  - GLRSN Listserv Member