After Stroke -- Risk Factors for Black Americans

After Stroke — Risk Factors for Black Americans

This Juneteenth, let’s raise awareness about a critical health issue affecting Black Americans. The Black community faces higher rates of stroke and stroke-related deaths than any other racial group. Younger people with diabetes are especially at risk, and Black stroke survivors often receive less treatment for complications.

Chronic discrimination and stress contribute to this increased risk, highlighting the need for proactive prevention. Simple lifestyle changes—like eating healthier, exercising, quitting smoking, managing stress, and visiting the doctor regularly—can make a big difference.

Let’s prioritize our health and take action to reduce stroke disparities in our community. Together, we can make a positive impact.