Michigan Stroke Program (MiSP)

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has received five rounds of funding since 2007 to participate in, and contribute to, the expansion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program (PCNASR).

Each consecutive grant has expanded the scope of the program's work, with the goal of developing a statewide comprehensive system of stroke care. Coordinated systems of care are essential to the delivery of appropriate and effective treatment of stroke patients.

MiSP partners with more than 170 transporting Life Support Agencies overseen by 13 Medical Control Authorities, accounting for approximately 70 percent of all EMS stroke transports in the state. In addition, MiSP partners with more than 50 hospitals, including Acute Stroke Ready Hospitals, Primary Stroke Centers, Comprehensive Stroke Centers, and Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Centers, which combined, care for approximately 64 percent of strokes statewide.

Together, MiSP and its community-based partners have built Michigan's capacity to link silos of stroke care data to improve EMS pre-hospital care, hospital stroke care, and access to post-discharge services while raising public awareness regarding the importance of calling 9-1-1 at the first signs of stroke.

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