“This is about finding solutions. I actually believe we have solutions, and it doesn’t have to take ten years to do it,” Gina Green-Harris, Director, WAI Regional Milwaukee Office
Addressing Systemic Racism is a virtual event series launched in March 2020. The webinars feature local and regional speakers discussing the roots of racism in modern culture and how it has created health disparities leading to poor health outcomes for African Americans.
Addressing Systemic Racism Part Three: How the Media Impact the Narrative of Black Americans
Addressing Systemic Racism Part Two: Reforming our health and health care systems
Part One: Addressing systemic racism from its impacts to its origins throughout life
Details about past events and speakers are posted on the LifeCourse Initiative for Healthy Families Addressing Racism website.
This educational series is offered thanks to a partnership between Center for Community Engagement & Health Partnerships, All of Us Research Program, Wisconsin Partnership Program, Lifecourse Initiatives for Healthy Families, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
Roots of racism and Alzheimer’s disease:
- African Americans are more than twice as likely as white Americans to have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
- Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, but the fifth leading cause of death of older African Americans
- African Americans are generally diagnosed at later stages of Alzheimer’s disease.