PRESS: Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program receives $3.75 million to enhance statewide stroke care

coverdellThe Department of Health Services will strengthen coordinated stroke care systems statewide thanks to a 5-year, $3.75 million CDC grant to continue the Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program, health officials announced today. Wisconsin is one of only nine states to receive the funding.

“Continued support for our stroke care initiative will help us increase the likelihood that patients throughout the state receive fast and high quality stroke care,” said Dr. Timothy Corden, Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Community Health Promotion.

Ongoing program partners include MetaStar, the Wisconsin Stroke Coalition, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, Wisconsin Hospital Association, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health at UW-Madison, the Wisconsin EMS Association, Wellbe, Inc., and UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Urban Initiatives and Research.

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