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1037 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, NL A1N 5E9

 

Tel: (709) 753-8521                                                Tel: 1-888-473-4636

Email: carolann.smith@heartandstroke.ca        Fax: (709) 753- 3117

Email: info.nl@heartandstroke.ca                        Website: www.heartandstroke.ca

Twitter: @HeartandStroke                                   Facebook: @heartandstroke

YouTube: Heart and Stroke                                Instagram: @thehsf

Resuscitation Certificate and CPR Courses: 1-877-473-0333

Mandate: Heart and Stroke leads the fight against heart disease, stroke and related conditions. Together these diseases are still the number one cause of premature death in Canada. Our work is driven by collaboration – with our volunteers and donors, researchers, people with lived experience, healthcare professionals, governments and others.

Target Population: All ages across the province

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered: 

  • Promoting Health
    • Provincial rollout of HeartSmart Kids™ – a K-6 supplemental educational resources available to over 30,000 children in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    • Advocating for policy change at all levels of government to help prevent heart disease and stroke before they happen.
    • Through Jump Rope For Heart, promote the fun – and benefits – of everyday physical activity.
  • Saving Lives
    • Advocate for improved lay-responder cardiac arrest survival rates through our Restart-A-Heart initiative by:
      • Improving prevalence of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public spaces
      • Creation of an AED registry for emergency dispatch personnel and the public to locate AEDs at any time.
      • Changes to the Emergency Responder Act to explicitly protect lay-rescuers and professionals when they perform First-Aid, CPR, or use an AED
    • Promote the signs and symptoms of Stroke:
      • FACE – is it drooping?
      • ARMS – can you raise both?
      • SPEECH – is it slurred or jumbled?
      • TIME – to call 9-1-1 and get taken to a hospital right away.
    • Enhancing Recovery
      • Advocate for aligning province with ALL Stroke Best Practice
      • Partnering with survivors and their caregivers, supporting and connecting them to achieve the best recovery and quality of life possible and prevent future events.
      • Fund world-leading research on stroke recovery through the Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery.

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