Healthcare Professionals

Two of the many ways we promote healthier lives is by supporting healthcare professionals' quest for continuous quality improvement and promoting stroke education. Stroke is the No. 5 killer in the United States and a leading cause of major disability. African Americans have almost twice the risk of stroke as Caucasians, with more than 110,000 having strokes every year resulting in about 18,000 deaths. Stroke is the fourth-leading cause of death among Hispanics; studies indicate that they have a higher rate of hemorrhagic strokes at a younger age than non-Hispanic whites.