Toward Solutions for Minimizing Disparities in Stroke

STROKEAHA:  September 10, 2013

The higher burden that many diseases pose on racial and ethnic minorities in the United States represents one of the most significant public health problems facing modern society. Stroke is no exception, with dramatic disparities in incidence and outcome among racial and ethnic minorities, rural, and disadvantaged socioeconomic groups. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) efforts to address health disparities in stroke are guided by a report from the NINDS Strategic Planning Advisory Panel on Health Disparities Research, which recommended ways for the institute to achieve maximal impact with its investments in health disparities research (see http://www.ninds.nih.gov/about_ninds/plans/NINDS_health_disparities_report.htm). As outlined below, NINDS has implemented recommendations within this report and continues to incorporate the expert panel’s suggestions as new health disparities initiatives are developed and executed.  Read more