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Because African-Americans have almost twice the risk of first-ever strokes compared to other ethnicities, and higher death rates from stroke as well, and the prevalence of high blood pressure among the African American community in the United States is the highest in the world, The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association created The Power To End Stroke.
It was created in 2006 with the mission to raise critical awareness within the African American population. Heart disease and stroke are major health risks for all people, but African Americans are at particularly high risk. So The Power To End Stroke is an education and awareness campaign that embraces and celebrates the culture, energy, creativity and lifestyles of African-Americans. It unites people to help make an impact on the high incidence of stroke within their communities.
Some of the ways they do this are: