To understand the current state of community based programs and resources for persons with stroke in some of Ontario’s most populated cities. Specifically the objectives are: (1) To identify the neighbourhoods within each of the municipalities that have the highest prevalence of stroke survivors. (2) To identify the existing community stroke resources in these urban centres (3) To examine the extent to which existing stroke resources are located in areas of highest stroke survivor prevalence. (4) To evaluate the visibility and accessibility of available community stroke resources by addressing questions such as; (i) How potential users are made aware of the availability of existing resources? (ii) How aware are health professionals of the existing programs? (iii) Do the potential users have to have transportation means to access the resource? (iv) What are some successful communication strategies used by academic, healthcare, community planning and community member stakeholders to ensure linkages with these resources? (5) To determine to what extent do the existing community programs adhere to best practices guidelines by comparing program content to the interventions supported by available evidence and the Canadian Stroke Strategy Best practice recommendations for Community Reintegration?
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