We want to change the system. The healthcare system is one of the largest, most entrenched systems in America. Nonetheless, we believe we can change how it treats and serves stroke survivors and their supporters. It’s a tall order, and will take time. The journey to system change will enable us to help stroke survivors and their families in real-time – having both direct and distributed impacts by supporting healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, non-profits, and others in the stroke system of care.
We are committed to measuring our impact. Today, that is mostly through measuring activities and outcomes, supported by anecdotal data about how our work is improving people’s lives. We have begun to collaborate on more rigorous analysis of impact, and will grow that work in the years ahead.
We have organized our work around three core strategies, each of which reinforces the others, and contributes to building toward all three levels of impact described above.