Stroke Health Equity Fund
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Approved and Donation Ready
This fund has been developed in response to patients who have contacted PAF for help with their medication expenses and could not find help. While this fund has been fully designed and we are ready to provide needed support to these patient communities, this fund is not yet able to accept applications for assistance as we are still working to secure charitable donations that will allow us to open it.
If you, or someone you know, would like to contribute to this fund, please visit our Donors page for more information on how to provide critical support for patients in need.Fund Type
Co-Pay, Co-insurance & Deductible (medications and office visits), Medical Insurance PremiumsMaximum Award Level
$1,500 Per Year
- Household Income Requirements 300% or less of Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) (adjusted for Cost of Living Index (COLI) and number in household)
- Insurance Requirements Medicare, Medicaid, or Military Benefits
Residency RequirementsMust reside in an eligible county
Must receive treatment in the United States
Is my zip code eligible for Health Equity Funds?
About Stroke Health Equity Fund
A stroke, or cerebral vascular accident (CVA), is when the blood supply being provided by the large and/or small arteries leading to and within the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Stokes can be caused either by a clot obstructing the flow of blood to the brain (ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). There are two types of hemorrhagic stroke, accounting for 15% of all strokes, these are caused by either a brain aneurysm bursting or a weakened blood vessel leak. The first, is an intracerebral hemorrhage blood spills into or around the brain causing swelling and increased pressure, damaging cells and tissue in the brain. The second type is called subarachnoid hemorrhage and involves bleeding in the area between the brain and subarachnoid space, this can be caused by arteriovenous malformation, bleeding disorders, head injury or blood thinners. Depending on the extent and location of the abnormality, weakness, paralysis of parts of the body, speech difficulties and if severe, loss of consciousness or death can occur.
Our Health Equity Funds were developed to get assistance to those people and places who need it the most. Developed using the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) and CDC Disease Incidence data, our Health Equity Funds serve people living in 220 counties across the United States that have been identified by the CDC as having the highest social vulnerability scores and are burdened with high rates of chronic diseases. The Health Equity Funds are designed to specifically provide support to eligible patients living in one of the 220 counties covered by the funds, which is verified using the zip code of the patient’s home address. All other eligibility requirements, and fund operation, are the same as our general funds.