Stroke Behavioral and Educational Intervention

Stroke Behavioral and Educational Intervention

Stroke Program investigators are committed to improving stroke preparedness and stroke prevention through community-based work. This work, funded by the NIH, includes completed projects such as Kids Identifying and Defeating Stroke (KIDS), the first project to improve middle school children’s stroke preparedness, and ongoing work such as the Preparing to ReACT Immediately to Stroke through Education (PRAISE) and Stroke Health and Risk Education (SHARE) projects.

The Stroke Health and Risk Education (SHARE) project

share_logoThis primary stroke prevention project is a behavioral/motivational trial that targets diet, physical activity, and blood pressure medication adherence through a culturally sensitive multicomponent intervention. The trial, conducted in partnership with the Diocese of Corpus Christi, is being conducted in 10 Catholic churches in Corpus Christi, Texas and includes Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites.

PI: Morgenstern/Brown. Funding: R01 NS062675

The Role of Personal Networks in Cardiovascular Behavior Risk Reduction Trial

This study explores the feasibility of collecting social network data in the context of a large behavioral intervention trial. It also explores the contribution of participant’s social network to their overall health.

PI:Skolarus. Funding: UM Cardiovascular Center McKay Grant

Preparing to ReACT Immediately to Stroke through Education (PRAISE)

praise_logoPreparing to React Immediately to Stroke through Education (PRAISE), is a collaboration between the University of Michigan Stroke Program and Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (academic partners), and Bridges Into the Future, a faith-based community organization in Flint, Michigan (community partner). Using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the PRAISE team has partnered with 3 predominately African American churches in Flint to design and test a faith-based, peer-led intervention to increase appropriate 911 calls for acute stroke among youth and adults.

PI: Skolarus. Funding: NIH/NINDS K23 NS073685

Kids Identifying and Defeating Stroke (KIDS)

KIDSThis health education trial showed that a youth-based health promotion project aimed at increasing prompt utilization of emergency medical systems services for acute stroke among Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas resulted in increased behavioral intent to call 911.


reachout_logoReach Out, a partnership between our stroke research team and community partners, Bridges Into the Future, is a blood pressure reduction randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted in Flint, Michigan. The intervention focuses on text-messaging and home blood pressure monitoring.

PI: Skolarus. Funding: University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center Inaugural Grant Fund

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