The Aspirin Project’s goal is to increase awareness about daily, low-dose aspirin use for the prevention of disease. Serving both consumers and providers, it provides unbiased information about who should and who shouldn’t take aspirin. This short video provides an overview of the Aspirin Project:
Council on Aspirin
The Aspirin Project is sponsored by the Council on Aspirin for Health and Prevention, an autonomous, multidisciplinary group of healthcare professionals dedicated to fostering the appropriate use of aspirin to improve health.
The Aspirin Project sponsors educational activities, sometimes in collaboration with partner organizations. One recent example is a joint webinar with the American College of Preventive Medicine which educated healthcare providers about the appropriate use of aspirin in preventing heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
The Aspirin Project maintains a repository of key evidence related to aspirin and prevention, which is available on the project website www.aspirinproject.org. The key evidence articles feature most of the critical research studies in recent years that inform national aspirin use guidelines and recommendations. The Aspirin Project has summarized and provided web links to each study for the benefit of healthcare providers and policymakers.
Some members of the Council on Aspirin perform their own aspirin research studies, which are highlighted in the Aspirin Project Research section of the website. The most recent research paper is Dr. Craig Williams’ survey of U.S. consumer knowledge about aspirin, which was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine in April 2015.
Aspirin in the News
Each month, the Aspirin Project publishes a two-page digest called Aspirin in the News, highlighting recent consumer-friendly and scientific articles of significance. The goal is to educate the public and healthcare community about aspirin’s risks and benefits.
The Aspirin Project also advocates for the appropriate use of aspirin. The policy section of the website addresses various policy matters and records the positions and actions of the Council on Aspirin. One recent example is a written response to the United States Preventive Services Task Force on the draft recommendation statement related to aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Aspirin Project’s policy initiatives and, in some cases, their outcomes can be found here.
In 2016, the Aspirin Project will make monetary grants available for worthy aspirin-related education, communications, implementation science, or partnership building activities. Successful applicants may receive up to $10,000 for the implementation of projects to increase the appropriate use of aspirin. For more information email email@example.com.
The Aspirin Project also develops resources to help consumers and providers begin a conversation about aspirin use. These include fact sheets and downloadable waiting room ads, available here. In 2016, the Aspirin Project will partner with leaders in Minnesota to develop a case study about the state’s outstanding aspirin initiative.
The Aspirin Project’s website, www.aspirinproject.org, archives most of the resources listed above. The site, which is updated regularly, contains aspirin-related sections for consumers, healthcare providers, news, research, and policy. It also offers aspirin videos, risk calculators, and other resources.