CDC Vital Signs Indicates Stalled Progress in Preventing Stroke Deaths

This month’s U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs publication reveals that after decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. In California, stroke death rates have reversed from decreasing to increasing. Additionally, national stroke death rates remain high or have increased for certain demographic groups, including African Americans and Hispanics. The CDC Vital Signs report provides information, strategies, and graphics for public health practitioners, health systems, and health care professionals to use to support coordinated systems of care to prevent stroke deaths. More information is available here.