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Hip Hop Stroke: School-based Public Stroke Education

June 19, 2019


The program Hip Hop Stroke 2.0 helps schools fulfill NYS health education requirements. Children are also taught to teach stroke information to their parents. HHS2.0 has shown to be effective in a real world setting through various studies. These studies found that children can and will learn how to recognize strokes and retain this knowledge for at least 15 months. They were also able to express stroke literacy successfully to their parents. Lastly, the children showed they could call 911 when/if they witnessed stroke symptoms occurring.


Study Information

This is an interventional, single group assignment with the [primary purpose of preventing strokes. There is an estimated 4700 participants. This study began on December 17, 2015 and is estimated to be completed by December 2020.


Inclusion Criteria


  • Children of all sexes, ages 9 to 11 years old
  • Schools located in the 47 hospital (stroke center) geographic catchment areas
  • Schools with 4th and/or 5th grade classes and have ascertained the following: student bodies have at least 50 students in each of these grades, diverse socio-demographic NYS communities, and computer resources / internet access required for the implementation of the HHS program


Exclusion Criteria


  • Special education school with a student body comprised of those with learning disabilities



You may participate in this study at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, New York, United States, 10032. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Luisa G Chan, MA at Contact: Luisa G Chan, MA at 212-342-3668 or at



This study is sponsored by Columbia University and collaborated by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Olajide Williams, MD, MS of Columbia University is the Principal Investigator.

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