- UTHealth Home
Our signature community outreach event is focused on increasing stroke awareness and education, promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors and providing free health screenings to the Houston community.
CALLING ALL GIRL SCOUTS! Girl Scouts get BRAINY with the Stomp Out Stroke Festival Patch! Girl Scouts join us to learn about stroke, signs of stroke, brain anatomy, brain facts & functions, brain food, brain fitness and the importance of being brain healthy.
Hypertension is the major risk factor for stroke. Our team offers stroke, blood pressure and carotid doppler screenings for community organizations. Carotid doppler screenings are provided by our UTHealth lab, under the leadership of Dr. Andrew Barreto. Carotid doppler measures blood flow through the carotid arteries inside the neck, which supply blood to the brain and is used to assess blood flow and detect any blockages, such as atherosclerosis or narrowing due to the buildup of plaques. Our team provides these services at no cost. For further information on having us at your outreach event, please contact Dr. Anjail Sharrief .
Meets the third Wednesday every month at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center hospital in the 7 Jones Conference Room on the 7th Floor of the Jones Pavilion. Valet parking is complimentary at the main Cullen valet. Call (713) 222-CARE to register or for more information.
Houston's largest stroke support group with over 120 stroke survivors & caregivers. Meet new friends, enjoy fun activities, or share your story with other stroke survivors. Meets Saturday @ 10 am. To join or for further information, contact Wanda Adams, 281-588-8590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has a Stroke Support Group Finder where you may search for stroke support groups near you.
CALLING ALL GIRL SCOUTS! Girl Scouts get SMART with the Stomp Out Stroke Patch! This program is working to inspire a new generation of young women who are strong in both brain and body. We want young women to be owners of their own brain health and become health leaders of tomorrow. Together with the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, we have developed this Girl Scout patch initiative to encourage young girls to learn about stroke, brain health and promote healthy brain behaviors.
Girl Scouts will complete 3 hours of stroke and brain health education including learning about stroke, brain anatomy, brain function, brain health and promoting healthy behaviors. Through this knowledge, we will increase stroke awareness in the community and empower young women to share this knowledge with their friends and family to increase stroke awareness and promote brain healthy behaviors. While the Girl Scouts are having fun with these activities, accompanying adults will be able to learn about stroke, brain health and receive free health screenings. Date and curriculum will be provided at a later date.
Girl Scouts will complete 3 hours of stroke and brain health education. Including 5 required stations and choosing 4 of 9 optional stations to attend to earn the Stomp Out Stroke patch.
All Girl Scout Troops will enjoy:
At the end of the program, you will receive your Stomp Out Stroke patch. All Girl Scout Troops are invited to stay after their program to enjoy family friendly performances, activities, games, music and giveaways!