Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color

9th Annual Minority Health Month Event

Save the date! The next Breaking the Silence will be April 21, 2023

Join us in person at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, WI.

April marks National Minority Health Month, a time to recognize health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations and the ways in which legislation, policies and programs can advance health equity. Together, we can keep the momentum going and continue to break the silence in communities of color; helping individuals and families get access to the services they need.

We are currently planning the 2023 event. Please stay tuned to this page for updates, the event agenda, and how to register. We hope to see you April 21, 2023!

Our 2022 event theme was Systemic Change Through Community, with three virtual presentations exploring these topics: the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias on communities of color and what we’ve learned through research participation and advancements in the Alzheimer’s field, and the ongoing challenges of navigating care during a pandemic. The events were held April 2022.

2022 Breaking the Silence event recordings

One Size Does Not Fit All: Our Culture is our Strength and the Key to Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

Maria Mora Pinzon, MD, MS, describes critical importance of culturally-tailored research and care in the kick-off keynote presentation of 2022 Breaking the Silence.

New Discoveries in the Preclinical Phase of Alzheimer’s Disease: Findings from WRAP

Sterling Johnson, PhD, presents latest findings in Alzheimer's disease research at the 2022 Breaking the Silence event.

Panel Discussion: Navigating Care During a Pandemic

A panel discussion moderated by Stephanie Houston, MBA. Panelists Carla Wright, MD, Teresa Skora, NP, Ana Bernal, RN, and Janise Johnson discuss ongoing challenges of navigating care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the event

Breaking the Silence is hosted by the WAI Regional Milwaukee Office

Download the event flyer

Watch a recording of the 2021 event on YouTube

Thank you to our event sponsors:

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Find out more about our sponsors:
MyChoice – Family Care brochure
MyChoice – Medicare Advantage brochure