UsAgainstAlzheimer's Center for Brain Health Equity

Addressing the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s and related dementias on communities of color and women.

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has announced the creation of the Center for Brain Health Equity in partnership with prominent national Black and Latino health provider organizations, the latest step in UsA2’s ongoing work to address the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s and related dementias on communities of color and women. The Center is led by UsA2 in collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and made possible by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Brain Initiative.

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Latinos and Alzheimer’s: New Numbers Behind the Crisis

Read this first-of-its kind report on the economic impact of Alzheimer’s on Latino families and the American economy (developed with the USC Roybal Institute on Aging).

The Costs of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias for African Americans

The economic burden of Alzheimer’s and other dementias for African Americans was $71.6 billion in 2012. Caregiving for African Americans with AD represents the bulk of these costs—more than 60%. More than 60% of the costs are borne by the families of African American women with AD, and close to half of the costs are concentrated in the southern states.

Priorities for Optimizing Brain Health Interventions Across the Life Course in Socially Disadvantaged Groups

This report underscores the need for intervention research to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders among individuals from socially disadvantaged groups most at risk for cognitive decline.

Center for Brain Health Equity Activities and News

  • Jason Resendez and Yareli Torres Carrillo

    UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Data Brief Drawing New Attention to Brain Health Equity for Communities of Color

    A new data brief from the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity highlighted...

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  • May 17, 2021

    COVID19 and Brain Health: Advancing Equity for Caregivers & Communities

  • December 03, 2020

    UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Announces New Brain Health Equity Solutions

    Washington, D.C. (December 3, 2020) UsAgainstAlzheimer’s today announced several new efforts...

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  • November 17, 2020

    New Report Reveals Deep Social Inequities in Counties Hard Hit by Alzheimer’s Disease Among Blacks and Latinos

    Report from UsAgainstAlzheimer’s and Urban Institute highlights the importance of addressing the...

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  • September 15, 2020

    #HispanicHeritageMonth2020 Reading List

  • August 13, 2020

    UsAgainstAlzheimer's Center for Brain Health Equity

  • August 13, 2020

    New UsAgainstAlzheimer's Center for Brain Health Equity to Address Disparate Impact of Dementia on Black and Latino Communities

    UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Receives $1.5 million CDC Cooperative Agreement to Fund the Development of...

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  • January 27, 2020

    Brain Health Equity

  • Drs. Richard Carmona, Joycelyn Elders, Antonia Novello & David Satcher

    U.S. surgeons general: Dementia is our top public health crisis | Commentary

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  • Brain Health Equity Insights - May 2019

    We’re thrilled to bring you the second edition of Brain Health Equity...
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  • Stephanie Monroe and Jason Resendez

    Addressing Injustice in Alzheimer’s and Bringing Brain Health Equity to Communities of Color

    April is National Minority Health Month, and it presents a good opportunity...

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