Michigan Medicine, partners to boost stroke treatment in Flint

Following the onset of a stroke, restoring blood flow to the brain as quickly as possible is critical for preventing disability and improving the chances of recovery.

Yet because of a variety of barriers to timely evaluation and treatment, fewer than 5 percent of those who experience a stroke receive the proper care.

Michigan Medicine aims to help improve these numbers in the communities that need it most. Under a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, a team of U-M researchers and community partners is embarking on a novel project to increase acute stroke treatment rates in Flint.

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