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Milestone 14.M

AD Related Dementias – Specific

Generate an AD/ADRD Health Disparities Task Force that is specifically designed to provide guidance and expertise for community engagement, study design, recruitment and retention into sites to ensure recruitment of diverse populations into newly generated epidemiological studies and clinical trials.

Success Criteria

Establish an AD/ADRD Health Disparities Task Force that consists of various stakeholders and experts with a specific focus on community engagement, recruitment and retention of diverse populations in epidemiological studies and clinical trials.

The purpose of the AD/ADRD Health Disparities Task Force is to refine and disseminate guidelines for increasing diverse participation in AD/ADRD clinical research and best practices for community partnership and outreach among specific disparities populations. Such guidelines should address logistical barriers (e.g., transportation, and cultural issues), and should suggest how to identify and leverage local initiatives, institutions, agencies, and other organizations focused on health outcomes in disparities populations.

Summary of Key Accomplishments

The NIA Health Disparities Research Framework showcases priorities and investments in this important aging research area. The Framework outlines four key levels of analysis related to disparities research–environmental, sociocultural, behavioral, and biological—with priority focus areas in each level. This framework complements the NIA National Strategy for Recruitment and Participation in Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Clinical Research.

This information is current as of July 2022.

Research Implementation Area
AD Related Dementias - Specific

Accomplishments/Implementation Activities

Research Programs and Resources

Relevant Recommendations

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