Stroke 101 – Awareness & Prevention: Community Education Program


A stroke is a “brain attack” and will affect 1 in 5 Oregonians in their life-time.  But, there are ways to prevent stroke and minimize the often disabling outcomes of stroke.


With a grant from the Central Oregon Health Council, Stroke Awareness Oregon is doing just that through a new community education program called, “Stroke 101 – Awareness & Prevention.” This 1 hour presentation covers the causes of stroke, identification (BEFAST), education, stroke prevention and recovery.


A regional program serving Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook and Wheeler counties, SAO is ready to share life-saving information across Central Oregon. Contact SAO to schedule a presentation at your workplace, service organization, non-profit, church group, business, school group and/or affiliate groups. To schedule with us contact 541 323-5641 or email 


Get Involved with Stroke 101: Volunteer Training (Presenters/Facilitators)

We invite you to join our dedicated group of volunteers and SAO staff to help fulfill SAO’s mission and purpose.


“Of all the work I’ve done in my life, the most rewarding has been when I’ve volunteered for a worthy cause, such as with Stroke Awareness Oregon. To volunteer is to care, and to want to make a difference in the world.” – Lili Alpaugh, Founding Volunteer Coordinator


To learn more about Stroke Awareness Oregon fundraisers, resources, and volunteer opportunities, please connect with our team via email at


Thank you to our Sponsor: Central Oregon Health Council:

The Central Oregon Health Council exists to build an equitable and integrated health ecosystem that improves the health of Central Oregonians through collaborative work and community partnerships, utilizing data-driven decisions, to achieve quality improvements, lowered costs, and empowered providers. 

About Stroke Awareness Oregon:

Stroke Awareness Oregon (SAO) exists to minimize death and disability from stroke through prevention education and to support the best life possible for stroke warriors and their loved ones. 


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