At the Alzheimer's Association, we believe that engaging diverse perspectives is critical to achieving health equity — meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. Underrepresented and underserved communities are disproportionately impacted by Alzheimer’s and dementia, and yet are less likely to be diagnosed; less likely to be recruited to participate in research; and less likely to have access to care and support services. This is unacceptable and must change.
We are leading the way by developing strategic partnerships with trusted national and local organizations to create a pathway to greater health equity, mission engagement and inclusion for everyone. We are building an organizational culture of understanding while pursuing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) through education and policies. The Association is committed to providing all communities with resources and education to realize our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through our core values
Even as the Alzheimer's Association continues to grow and evolve, our core values remain constant. They are reflected in the people we hire, the initiatives we pursue and the partnerships we form. We value:
See how diversity, equity and inclusion help shape our strategy and work in our annual report
Acknowledging health inequities and Alzheimer's
Alzheimer's disproportionately affects underserved and underrepresented populations in the United States. Learn more about the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia and see resources for:
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Health inequity is a public health crisis. Public health professionals must do more to address the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia on underserved and underrepresented communities. Learn about the actions that communities are taking to address social determinants of health and reduce inequities.
Learning from our diversity, equity and inclusion partners
Supporting diversity, equity and inclusion is vital to our mission. We partner with more than 30 national partners and over 600 local organizations to strengthen our outreach to every population and provide communities with culturally appropriate resources and support to address the Alzheimer’s crisis.
Learn about our partnerships and the communities they serve.
Meet Our DEI Partners
2023 DEI Report
Learn about the Association's work toward achieving health equity in dementia care.
Read the Report
Advocating for health equity
Any future Alzheimer's and dementia treatments or model of care must work for all, not just the privileged few. That’s why we advocate for equity in access to clinical trials, diagnosis and care through legislation like the bipartisan Equity in Neuroscience and Alzheimer's Clinical Trials (ENACT) Act. The ENACT Act will increase education and outreach to underserved and underrepresented communities, encourage diversity of clinical trial staff, and make it easier for underrepresented groups to participate in research.
Hiring for diverse backgrounds
The Alzheimer's Association is committed to building a culture of inclusivity, compassion, collaboration and dedication for our employees and the communities we serve. We know that the only way to truly serve underserved and underrepresented communities is if we're guided by voices with diverse perspectives.
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Care and support programming.
Fundraising and financial development.
Marketing and communications.
Medical science and research.
Special events and conferences.
The Alzheimer's Association is regularly named a Top Diversity Employer by DiversityJobs and a Best Large Nonprofit to Work For by The Nonprofit Times.
Diversity, equity and inclusion resources for Alzheimer's researchers
The Alzheimer's Association seeks to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in Alzheimer's research by supporting researchers from diverse backgrounds. This support will not only advance research, but improve health equity and increase access to clinical trials for underrepresented populations too.
Our resources for researchers include:
Diversity, equity and inclusion education for medical professionals
Our Education Center offers free, on-demand resources for clinicians — often with complimentary CME credit — about crucial DEI topics, including:
Reports and data
The Alzheimer's Association 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Report is the first public report documenting the Association’s ongoing work aimed at achieving health equity in dementia care, ensuring all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The new report highlights important progress the Alzheimer’s Association is making in advancing DEI initiatives across all strategic areas of the Association.
The Association's 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures special report, Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer's in America (PDF), examined the perspectives and experiences of Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native and White Americans in regard to Alzheimer's and dementia care. The report also looked at the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on people living with Alzheimer's and their caregivers.