As Latinos, we find strength in our culture and infinite support from our family. This sense of unity is invaluable during a crisis and helps us move forward to accomplish our dreams. This strength and support can also help us stay healthy and avoid the devastating effects of stroke, the fourth leading cause of death among Latinos.
Stroke is a significant threat to the Latino community due to a number of risk factors, including a higher incidence of diabetes, dietary issues, lack of physical activity, hypertension, smoking, and, above all, a lack of awareness and understanding of stroke symptoms and the need for immediate action.
Juntos Contra El Derrame Cerebral/Together Against Stroke was created by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to educate Latinos about their stroke risk . The main objectives are to ensure that the Latino community learns the warning signs of a stroke, the importance of calling 9-1-1 immediately and what you can do to live a longer, healthier life. Community-based activities help achieve the program goals.
JUNTOS we will win the fight against stroke.
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