April is National Minority Health Month. The Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute (WAI) Regional Milwaukee Office will host its 7th Annual Minority Health Month Event, Breaking the Silence: Addressing Dementia in Communities of Color on April 15, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The program addresses 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 the annual event, the WAI hopes 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.
This year’s keynote speaker is nationally renowned Alzheimer’s disease and health equity researcher Jonathan D. Jackson, PhD. Dr. Jackson is 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.