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To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health
VisionA world without Alzheimer's
About the North Central Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association - North Central Texas Chapter is affiliated with the national Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The North Central Texas Chapter covers a 40-county service area. Fort Worth serves as headquarters for the chapter which has regional offices in Abilene, Waco and Wichita Falls.
The Alzheimer's Association--North Central Texas Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 77% of all funds raised for programs, services and research efforts.
The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 1980. At a time when the general public had little familiarity with Alzheimer's disease, the national organization was established when various small, local groups came together around common concerns related to this long term, devastating disease. The mission of the Alzheimer's Association has always been twofold: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers. Nationally, the Alzheimer's Association is the oldest and largest national voluntary health organization committed to combating Alzheimer's disease.
In North Central Texas, local groups consisting chiefly of family members and a few professionals were established in Fort Worth in 1982, in Abilene in 1984, in Waco in 1984 and in Wichita Falls in 1989. Eventually, the groups in Abilene, Fort Worth and Wichita Falls each incorporated and became affiliates of the national Alzheimer's Association. The three operated as separate chapters of the Alzheimer's Association until July 1, 2001. At that time, driven by a national strategic plan, the Greater Wichita Falls Chapter and the West Central Texas Chapter (Abilene) merged with the Tarrant County Chapter (Fort Worth) to become the Alzheimer's Association - North Central Texas Chapter. The expanded chapter also took in the Waco area, where a new office was later established in March 2003.
Vice President-Meharvan Singh, PhD
Secretary-Valerie Holloway Skinner
Treasurer-Susan J. Wilcox
Sam Brinkman, PhD
Grace Ann Durden
The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey
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The Strategic Plan of the Alzheimer's Association--North Central Texas Chapter is built around six main goals:
Goal 1: Enhancing Care and Support - To improve the quality of Alzheimer care, support and services across all communities and increase the number of opportunities for individuals to secure support and make informed decisions about care and services.
Goal 2: Expanding Public Policy and Advocacy Efforts - To advocate for laws and other public policies that assure adequate, accessible, appropriate and affordable services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.
Goal 3: Raising Public Awareness - To increase awareness of the Alzheimer's epidemic; mobilize resources for public understanding, research and care; and position the Association as the leading source of information and assistance.
Goal 4: Building Capacity - To build organizational capability throughout the Association to insure the most effective and efficient foundation for carrying out the mission.
Goal 5: Increasing and Diversifying Fundraising Capability - To build financial resources sufficient to support the programs and services of the chapter, encourage new growth and diversify our funding base.
Goal 6: Advancing Research - To accelerate the progress in Alzheimer research by increasing commitment at the national and local levels.
In 2009, this chapter created a video, describing our services and what we do. To view excerpts from this video, please use the links below. Each link is different. These links will open in a separate window and are best viewed using a high-speed Internet connection.
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