Additionally it is important for health educators to educate the public about stroke risk elements and healthy lifestyle choices, and also stroke warning signs and the importance of dialing 911 immediately at the first sign of stroke, he stated. Leslie Ritter, Ph.D., who holds the William M. Feinberg MD Endowed Chair for Stroke Study at the University of Arizona, said the outcomes of this study provides strong evidence for the need to broaden both preventive and acute stroke services over the entire USA. The data emphasize the urgent have to further investigate the contribution of both traditional and nontraditional risk elements for stroke, along with the clustering of these risk factors in all vulnerable populations, including African-Americans, Ritter said.ACP’s Medical House Builder 2.0 tool obtainable free to PCMH practices CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield today declared that it has joined up with with the American College of Doctors to make available the ACP’s Medical Home Builder – 2.0 tool to participating CareFirst Patient-Centered Medical Home methods. The ACP developed MHB 2.0 while an online tool to help physician procedures improve patient care, organization, and workflow. CareFirst is making the MHB 2.0 tool available at no cost to major care practices participating in its PCMH plan to help them improve their capability to provide coordinated, better care. ‘We have more than 3,000 primary treatment providers taking part in our PCMH program,’ said CareFirst President and Chief Executive Officer Chet Burrell.