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 investing our efforts in reducing health disparities through 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.
In order to achieve our DEI goals, the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter will expand its mission activities to meet the demand for culturally competent programs, spaces, and information. We will continue to cultivate relationships within diverse communities, by sharing our time, talent, resources and exchanging ideas. The Illinois Chapter welcomes and is supportive of all persons regardless of age, race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, ability or religion.
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