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College of Nursing speaker to discuss racial disparities of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias on April 9


By - Apr 7th, 2021 12:03 pm

MILWAUKEE — Gina Green-Harris, director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute Milwaukee Regional Office, will discuss “Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: How systemic bias impacts communities of color” as the topic for the Marquette University College of Nursing’s next Health Inequities Speaker on Friday, April 9, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will be presented virtually and is open to the public at no charge. Registration is available online and a link will be sent on the morning of the event.

In her presentation, Green-Harris will provide an overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and how communities of color are disproportionately affected. She will also describe the chronic health issues and social determinants of health that increase risk for ADRD in communities of color and how systemic bias impacts patients’ access to care and support services as well as ADRD research participation. She will also share real life strategies successfully used to address ADRD disparities.

The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute was established in 1998 by a coalition of service providers, community-based organizations, educational institutions and advocates organized by the Wisconsin Bureau on Aging and Long-Term Care Resources and Bader Philanthropies. WAI received pioneering guidance and support under the leadership of our founding director Dr. Mark Sager. In 2008, the WAI Regional Milwaukee Office was established with the goals of empowering the local community, improving access to quality care, and increasing African American research participation by building culturally tailored programs.

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