A Health Equity Call to Action
Alzheimer’s disease touches every community, yet some groups are at greater risk of developing the disease. The lack of equity (social, health, environmental) impacts the health and well-being of all and creates health disparities. ACT on Alzheimer’s seeks to eliminate or reduce health disparities and the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and to practice inclusiveness and equity in engaging communities to build supportive, dementia-friendly environments.
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ACT on Alzheimer's formed a Health Equity Leadership Group to consider health disparities and inequities with dementia care. See a summary of the group's evolution within the larger ACT initiative. One way ACT on Alzheimer's is addressing health disparities in dementia care is by offering cultural competence and awareness resources for providers, tips for screening and diagnosing diverse populations and culturally responsive resources for patients and families.