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Know the Signs of a StrokeStroke badge

Knowing the signs of a stroke can help you protect yourself and others by getting quick treatment. Keeping yourself healthy can lower your chance of a stroke. Have a conversation about the signs of a stroke to help you, your family, and friends enjoy a healthy life.

1. Come together

Bring together any group of people who might benefit from participating in a conversation about maintaining health and enjoying a healthy life. Review How to Host Enjoy a Healthy Life! Conversations for helpful ideas.

2. Have a conversation

Use this two-page document to get people talking. It covers what you need to know, why knowing matters, and how to take action.

A man who lived alone shared that one time he felt like he was going to pass out but couldn’t reach the phone. Group participants suggested: get a First Alert system, have friends check in regularly with a call or visit, and program numbers into his home phone so he can call for help with only one button.
– Hmong group at a senior community center

Stroke conversation topic

Helpful pictures

Use these pictures to help explain health problems listed in the conversation documents.

Figure with one side of face droopingFace drooping on one side

Figure with one side of face droopingFace drooping on one side

Figure having trouble seeingTrouble seeing

Figure having trouble talkingTrouble talking









3. Recognition

Who doesn't like to be recognized or to receive an award? Recognize participants by giving them a sticker/merit badge, wallet card or certificate. How to Host Enjoy a Healthy Life! has helpful ideas for how to use them.

I know the signs of a stroke stickersSticker label sheet

I know the signs of a stroke wallet cardsWallet card sheet

Healthy Life certificateCertificate







Social media recognition badges are available too. Award people by sending them a merit badge through email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social media.

4. Pass it on

Keep the conversation going by encouraging people in your group to talk to others about what they've discussed. Share the health e-messages so they can choose messages to share with family and friends. .

Download all materials for this conversation topic.