CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report – Why have 40 years of declines in stroke deaths slowed? How do we regain momentum?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

Progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, progress in stroke death rates has stalled in 3 out of 4 states. In recent years, there has been an increase in stroke death rates among Hispanics and people living in the South.

Who

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.

Robert Merritt, M.A., Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Quanhe Yang, Ph.D., M.A., Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

When

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at Noon ET

Dial-In  

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Transcript

A transcript of this media availability will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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