Informing Policy for Reducing Stroke Health Disparities from the Experience of African-American Male Stroke Survivors

J Racial Ethn Health Disparities, 20 October 2015

Background
The burden of stroke is severe among African-Americans. Despite overall declines in the rate of stroke since 2000, outcomes are largely unimproved or have worsened for African-American men. Adverse psychosocial challenges may hinder adherence to a regimen of risk factor reduction. …

Conclusions
In order to be effective, policies and programs must target mechanisms consistent with the challenges faced by African-American men. Infrastructure is needed to better identify and share practices effective for improving cardiovascular outcomes within specific racial and ethnic groups. Read more.

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