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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 EventWoman hugging granddaughter

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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Keynote Speaker:

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:

Bader PhilanthropiesAll of Us Research Program logoCenter for Community Engagement and Health PartnershipsGreater Milwaukee Foundation



Direct Supply

CAARN logoGB Packers Give BackVitas HealthcareAurora Health Care

Milwaukee County Department of Aging

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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:

2021 Program
2019 Program
2018 Program
2017 Program
2016 Program
2015 Program
2014 Program


April 15, 2021
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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