In 2015, the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter launched a new Community Engagement model that encompasses greater reach into diverse communities, allowing us to bring mission-focused programs and services to a wider audience as well as providing a mechanism for new communities to engage in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Our model increases Association activity in specifically identified diverse communities, allowing the Chapter to expand assistance to those in need and strengthen momentum in the Alzheimer’s movement.
Community Engagement identifies, assesses, and coordinates effective and holistic partnerships with targeted groups identified in the Association’s nationwide strategic plan by working collaboratively with organizations serving African Americans, Hispanics and the LGBT community. In addition, locally-focused efforts in Community Engagement allow the Greater Illinois Chapter to identify diverse groups that are specific to the Chapter’s territory and that meet our established criteria.
Our outreach efforts center on looking at unique and diverse communities where the communities themselves, in partnership with the Association, can effectively address and serve diverse populations affected by dementia. By partnering with identified community-based organizations, the Association can help them identify their most immediate dementia-related concerns. From there, we can assist the organization to develop and deliver initiatives in their community, in their language, in a culturally relevant context.
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