One of the many concerning effects of the pandemic has been the public’s hesitation in seeking care for stroke symptoms and treatment. When a stroke happens, “time lost is brain lost,” notes the American Stroke Association.

Amanda Werner, stroke program coordinator for UCHealth Northern Region, said restrictions on in-person and group meetings compelled her team to come up with creative methods for outreach to the public about the importance of recognizing stroke symptoms and getting help quickly.

Watch this brief video to hear Werner explain how a WISH award empowered staff to pursue a massive community education initiative.

In its eight years of existence, WISH has awarded over $435,000 to 117 local health programs and services of UCHealth. This year, the group awarded $68,145 to 19 programs. Learn about the other 18 WISH awards for 2021, and find out more about WISH and how you can join or sponsor: