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Stroke: Interventions Targeting Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Stroke Prevention and Treatment

The risk and outcomes of cardiovascular disease (CVD), including stroke, are not distributed randomly throughout society. Instead, CVD risk and outcomes disproportionately affect some groups more than others, including certain racial/ethnic minorities. This special report aims to summarize selected interventions to reduce racial/ethnic disparities in stroke prevention and treatment and reviews the social determinants of health and the determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in care.