Studies indicate a high incidence of readmission within the first 12 months post-discharge home following stroke. In addition, there is a limited awareness of healthcare services, community resources, and lack of access to information in rural communities. Previous work from our group has demonstrated the need for community-based navigational support during community reintegration for survivors of stroke. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of providing community health navigation to facilitate continued communications with healthcare providers and linkages to services and community resources for survivors of stroke in Appalachian rural communities.

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Poster presentation at the Appalachian Translational Research Network Health Summit, Charleston, WV.

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This project was funded in part through a grant from the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UL1TR000117).