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Wednesday, October 11 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Pathways to Brain Health for African Americans: A Model for Promoting Research and Engagement (30 mins)

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It is well documented that African Americans are at elevated risk for age-related cognitive decline and memory loss, having double the prevalence of Alzheimer’s as white Americans. This health disparity is believed to be primarily due to changeable health and lifestyle factors although other variables, including genetics and education, may also influence cognitive resilience and risk for Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans.

The Office of University-Community Partnerships serves as a nexus that connects Rutgers University-Newark-students, faculty and staff-to forge, create and promote reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships that support and align with institutional strategic engagement priorities. Our model employs key elements of successful partnerships which includes, building trust, cultivating meaningful, sustainable relationships, leveraging resources, integrating expertise, intentional action and alignment.

Building on a decade of trust established through community engagement with community leaders and residents, our approach to outreach is guided by the principles of Community-Based Participatory Inclusion(CBPI) in which community members are actively involved in all stages of planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Over the last decade, the Rutgers University-Newark African American Brain Health Initiative (AABHI) has offered community education and interventions to address brain and mental health disparities in the local African-American community, serving over 5000 residents.
Working in collaboration with local community-based, faith-based, and public housing organizations throughout Greater Newark and Northern New Jersey—and with the support of city, county, and state offices for health and aging—our multi-disciplinary team provides health educational programming and research participation to address early cognitive decline in older African Americans.


Diane Hill

Assistant Chancellor, Rutgers University - Newark

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
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