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Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color
April 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
7th Annual Minority Health Month Event
April marks National Minority Health Month – highlighting health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations and the ways in which legislation, policies, and programs can help advance health equity. Through this annual event, it is our hope that individuals and families will feel empowered, receive information surrounding the health of communities of color, and share their knowledge with others to take charge of their health. 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.
Theme: Meet the People Where They Are: Continuing the Dialogue on Inclusivity in Research
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Jonathan D. Jackson, PhD, is the founder and Executive Director of the Community Access, Recruitment, & Engagement (CARE) Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on midlife and late-life health disparities in clinical settings that affect Black populations. Dr. Jackson serves on Mass General’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and Mass General’s Cancer Center Equity Program, specializing in identifying and overcoming barriers to clinical research for people and communities of color and on statewide and national advisory groups for research recruitment, Alzheimer’s disease and community engagement.
This event is hosted by the WAI Regional Milwaukee Office.
Thank you to our event sponsors:
To learn more about our sponsors, please visit their websites:
UW All of Us Research Program – Milwaukee • Advanced Aurora Health Care • ADvance II Study • Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter • Bader Philanthropies • Community-Academic Aging Research Network (CAARN) • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Milwaukee Alumnae Chapter • Direct Supply • Greater Milwaukee Foundation • Green Bay Packers • My Choice Wisconsin • Milwaukee County DHHS-Division on Aging • Survey of the Health of Wisconsin • VITAS Healthcare
Programs from past Breaking the Silence events: