The success of professional and patient collaboration in influencing stroke policy in Japan

19 Dec 2019 | Stroke awareness | Stroke prevention

World Stroke Organization has both scientific stroke organization members as well as patient stroke support organizations. The distinction being the former are membership societies of stroke medical professionals while the latter are non-profits with a mission to raise awareness of stroke and support the long term care of people affected by stroke through advocacy and support services. Where these organizations collaborate to influence stroke policy, bringing together the professional and the lived experience, we can see important steps forward in improving stroke care.