Alzheimer's & Dementia Outreach, Recruitment & Engagement Resources
Training & Development
- These resources, posted by the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, include FAQs and guidance for older adults, social distancing compliant activities, tips for dementia caregivers, and services to help access food, incontinence supplies, and pharmacy needs.
- This resource page for cultural competency training focuses on implicit bias, which is an unconsciously held set of assumptions about a social group that affects judgment and decision-making without conscious awareness of that influence. In health care, implicit bias has been associated with disparities in provider–patient communications and relationships. The website provides links to a video series, reports, research articles, and an implicit bias test.
- The Clinician Partners Program is a 2.5-day "mini-residency" for health professionals who serve older adults living in rural or semi-rural areas of Missouri. It is offered through the Rural Educational Outreach Initiative of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
- "Faster Together, Enhancing the Recruitment of Minorities in Clinical Trials" is a free online course that aims to teach people how to enhance the recruitment of people from racial and ethnic minorities into clinical trials. Key topics include the importance of diversity in clinical trials, barriers and facilitators to participation in clinical research, community engagement, effective communication, educating about clinical trials, provider outreach, effective prescreening and enrollment...
- An illustrated, two-page, full-color flyer provides information on MUNDOS, a program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychology Assessment Center. MUNDOS provides neuropsychological services and enriched training opportunities for clinical psychology students who are interested in multicultural neuropsychology. The program serves individuals with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, including individuals who are monolingual and bilingual Spanish/English speakers.
- Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE) is a collaborative project focused on developing innovative approaches to enhancing informed consent procedures, with a goal of improving research literacy among underserved populations.
- The Global Brain Health Institute is an initiative that works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia around the world by training and supporting a new generation of leaders.
- The Global Brain Health Institute is an initiative that works to reduce the scale and impact of dementia around the world.
- The "NIH Scientific Workforce Diversity Toolkit," published by the Scientific Workforce Diversity (SWD) Office of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a free, downloadable interactive resource that institutions can use to help advance their own faculty diversity and inclusion practices. The toolkit guides users through evidence-based activities to foster an inclusive culture including diversifying the talent pool, conducting unbiased talent searches, conducting outreach and networking...
- This webinar series covers regulatory documentation for clinical trials, informed consent, good clinical practice, and many other topics.
- The Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (Knight ADRC) at Washington University in St. Louis held a workshop on issues surrounding recruitment of African-American participants into Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research studies. The workshop, titled “African American Participation in AD Research: Effective Strategies Workshop,” was held at Washington University on October 10, 2018.
- This series of recorded video presentations covers important topics in dementia research.
- This online article is designed as a guide to support healthcare professionals in managing older patients with cognitive impairment or dementia, suggests care strategies following patients' diagnostic evaluation. The article discusses developing management and patient support plans, tips for communicating with the patient and caregiver, ways to discuss clinical trials, and resources for patients and professionals to learn more.
- The Student Ambassador Program at the Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center (BU ADC) was established as a Boston University School of Medicine service-learning program. The program's objectives are to educate students about Alzheimer's disease and related cognitive impairments, improve students’ communication skills with older adults and cognitively impaired individuals, educate students about culturally diverse communities, and recruit African Americans into BU ADC research studies...
- BUILD EXITO is an NIH funded program that provides undergraduate minority students opportunity to work with a research mentor for 2 years.
- This website is designed to help recruit and retain racial/ethnic minorities into therapeutic clinical trials to reduce cancer-related health disparities.