Partnerships – Minnesota Stroke Council

The Minnesota Department of Health will start convening The Minnesota Stroke Council, a voluntary organization of stroke professionals, in November of 2016. The Council was formed out of the Minnesota Stroke Partnership, which sunsetted in 2014.

Executive Committee

The Council’s Executive Committee will advise the Minnesota Stroke Program on statewide stroke initiatives, including the Minnesota Stroke System and the Minnesota Stroke Registry.

Working groups and planning committees

The Stroke Council will also form working groups and planning committees that meet on an as-needed basis. The members will determine meeting dates and time commitments to meet the needs of the project.

  • Minnesota Stroke System Designation Review Committee
  • Minnesota Stroke Conference Planning Committee
  • Minnesota Stroke Program Regional Workshops Planning Committee

Other committees could include Public Awareness, EMS/Pre-Hospital Care, Emergency/Hospital Care and Transitions of Care.

Membership

Members of the stroke council have the opportunity to drive policy, advise MDH on resource allocation and activity selection. The council also fosters relationships with others in the stroke community, it’s an opportunity to be significant part of systems improvements for stroke care in the state.
Council members represent stroke professionals from across the field and throughout Minnesota including:

  • Stroke neurologists
  • Emergency physicians
  • Emergency nurses
  • Stroke coordinators
  • Stroke advocacy and support organization staff

For more information or to join the Minnesota Stroke Council, please contact health.stroke@state.mn.us.