Call for Members for the Alzheimer’s Awareness Community Advisory Board:

The 2020-2023 Alzheimer’s Disease Illinois State Plan notes that in 2019, there were 230,000 people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) living in Illinois. This number is projected to reach 260,000 in 2025, a 13 percent increase. The growing prevalence of ADRD in Illinois supports the need for Illinoisans to be able to recognize early warning signs of cognitive decline, how to seek detection, and how to access help after a ADRD diagnosis.

The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) has recently been funded to serve as a state-wide coordinator of an outreach program with the goal of increasing awareness of ADRD and the importance of early detection, with a specific focus on high-risk and underserved populations. IPHA will ensure completion of our goals through direct services and through contracting with community-based organizations, local health departments, federally qualified health centers, and other non-profits. 

An integral component of the success of this program is input from community leaders and experts, such as yourself, who provide services in the area and know the community’s strengths and needs best.  Thus, we would like to invite you to serve on the Alzheimer’s Awareness Community Advisory Board.

The commitment is volunteer-based and would include participating in meetings held virtually once per month, as well as providing input and feedback on the program implementation through surveys and/or interviews as we move forward.  The sole statewide board will meet monthly between May 2022 and June 2023 on the third Wednesday of each month, virtually at 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

We hope you will consider participating in this advisory capacity for the Alzheimer’s Awareness Program as we work to assure the health of all Illinois residents.  If interested in joining, please provide the following information to Zohaib Zahir at zzahir@ipha.com by 05/09/2022.

 

Name:

Member Category:

___ Agency Representative

Name of Agency: _________________

___ Community Member

               County: _________________

Experience in ADRD:

 

We look forward to your response!

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