New Webinar: ARPF Black Brain Health Initiative

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Black Brain Health & Alzheimer’s Disease:
What’s Race Got to Do with It?

It has been well documented that Black Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) than their white counterparts. As a matter of fact, AD occurs at such high rates that it is considered a “silent epidemic”. Here we will learn the stark reality of why Black and Brown people count for the highest number of diagnoses.

In this webinar, we will take the opportunity to become more informed about how racist practices contribute to healthcare and social disparities which directly impact the prevalence of AD and other dementias in Black communities. We will also take time to explore ways to build trust and to engage Black communities in research and prevention efforts.

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
3 pm PT / 4 pm MT / 5 pm CT / 6 pm ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Guest Speaker: LeTonia A. Jones, MSW
Host: Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT 

Learning objectives:
–       Discuss racial disparities in healthcare as related to Black Americans
–       Provide an overview of the rates and the scope of Alzheimer’s disease within Black communities
–       Discuss ways to build trust and engage Black communities in the research and prevention of AD

Thursday, February 24th, 2022
3 pm PT / 4 pm MT / 5 pm CT / 6 pm ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Guest Speaker: LeTonia A. Jones, MSW
Host: Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT 

About the Speaker:

LeTonia A. Jones, MSW is an educator, writer, editor, poet, and social justice advocate. Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She also earned a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from eCornell at Cornell University.

Jones is committed to advocacy with and on behalf of marginalized communities. In her 25-year career, she has served as adjunct faculty at two different graduate schools in the state of Kentucky. She has conducted research and educated the public about issues related to violence against women and girls. Currently, she works as a mitigation specialist serving incarcerated individuals facing capital punishment in Kentucky. She also works as a Managing Editor for an international learning platform called Embodied Philosophy.

As a copy editor and educator, Jones is contracted by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Fund. Over the last year, her work has been to gather, organize and disseminate information about Black brain health and the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the Black population in America. Her background in advocacy on behalf of those who have been discriminated against and pushed to the margins has prepared her to discuss the ways in which racial bias and medical neglect have sewn mistrust within Black communities. It is her hope to help illuminate the issues of racial bias that exist and to help healthcare and allied practitioners to remove racial barriers to research, prevention, and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease within Black communities.

Can’t attend in person? No problem. This webinar will be recorded and sent to you a few days later. The link for Zoom video access will be sent out in the confirmation email after registration is completed.

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This webinar is part of ARPF’s fundraising initiative. Your registration fee ensures we can continue our outreach and educational programs. We thank you for supporting our mission.

We also accept PayPal. Please contact Chelsea to make arrangements chelsea@alzheimersprevention.org

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