Advisory Council October 2016 Meeting Presentation: Brain Health for African Americans

10/31/2016

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH, CARE, AND SERVICES

Monday, October 31, 2016

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BRAIN HEALTHFOR AFRICAN AMERICANS

The National Brain Health Center for African-Americans is a program of The Balm In Gilead

Funded By A Cooperative Agreement Of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthy Brain Initiative

Mission of The Balm In Gilead

Celebrating 28 years of service, the mission of The Balm In Gilead is to prevent diseases and to improve the health status of people of the African Diaspora by providing support to faith and other institutions in areas of program design, implementation and evaluation which strengthens their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities.

Our work specifically regarding HIV, expands six African countries and the Eastern Caribbean.

The National Brain Health Center for African Americans
OBJECTIVES #1

Raise awareness of the issues affecting cognitive health among African Americans via the capacity development of African Americans congregations to become an integral partner in prevention, disease management, caregiving and engagement in clinical studies

The National Brain Health Center for African Americans
OBJECTIVES #2

Train health professionals regarding issues affecting cognitive health among African Americans via a partnership with the National Black Nurses Association and National Medical Association.

The National Brain Health Center for African Americans
OBJECTIVES #3

Utilize The Balm's Faith Based Community Mobilization Model, recognized by CDC and PEPFAR for its successful engagement of Faith Institutions in public health initiatives in the USA and Africa:

Model Steps:

  1. Create Awareness
  2. Engage Faith Institutions
  3. Develop Capacity
  4. Mobilize Community
  5. Promote Advocacy
  6. measure Outcomes

MEMORY SUNDAY
3rd Sunday in June

In partnership with the Sanders Brown Center of the Aging of the University of Kentucky

Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference

November 15-18, 2016

http://www.HealthyChurches2020.org

http://www.balmingilead.org

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