Fact sheet from the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association
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Veterans who reside in rural areas often have limited access to rehabilitation services after sustaining a stroke. The VA Office of Rural Health stroke telerehabilitation project’s goal is to deliver in-home physical rehabilitation in an engaging, yet challenging personalized experience while increasing health care access to Veterans, especially those in under-served rural areas.
Population-based studies have revealed declining acute ischemic stroke (AIS) hospitalization rates in the United States, but no study has assessed recent temporal trends in race/ethnic-, age-, and sex-specific AIS hospitalization rates.
Federal agencies are putting increasing amounts of time and resources into providing telemedicine for American veterans.
Last week, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded nearly $1 million to the Flex Rural Veterans Health Access Program to further telehealth for veterans living in rural areas.