Available Services for Stroke (Cerebrovascular Disease) Deaths
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States (2017 data, [https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm]). In Utah, stroke was also the fifth leading cause of death in 2018. The Utah Department of Health has a Disability Program that can provide data and resources for individuals affected by stroke. More information is available at [https://health.utah.gov/disabilities]. At a national level, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established Million Hearts. Million Hearts is an initiative to prevent one million cardiovascular events in the U.S. in five years. This initiative is co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). More information is available at [https://millionhearts.hhs.gov].