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- Discuss how different stakeholders are taking steps to improve AD outcomes and reach diverse and underserved communities
- Highlight current gaps in reaching underserved communities
- Emphasize ways to promote cognitive health and well-being across the lifespan
Pamela D. Price currently serves as the Deputy Director for The Balm In Gilead managing the various health initiatives of the organization. Under her leadership, the organization provides support to faith institutions in areas of program design, implementation and evaluation, which strengthen their capacity to deliver programs and services that contribute to the elimination of health disparities. In addition to her role as Deputy Director, she also serves as the Director for The National Brain Health Center for African Americans.
As the Center’s director, she co-developed a six-part educational curriculum for nurses and allied healthcare professionals aimed at addressing knowledge gaps related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affecting African Americans. She also co-authored and facilitates an accredited training for healthcare providers and clinicians; aimed at increasing cultural competencies related to the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia in African Americans among providers.
Mrs. Price holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Public Health and has more than 20 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, and healthcare. As a registered nurse, she has served as a member of the U.S. Army Nurse Corp and excelled in both government and nongovernmental agencies providing leadership and guidance on program management, quality improvement, and project development. Mrs. Price has conducted hundreds of training sessions across the country with various nursing associations, healthcare organizations and conferences.
Anna Burke, MD
Anna Burke, MD, is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist, the Karsten Solheim Chair for Dementia, and the Director of the Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. She also currently directs the Department of Neuropsychiatry at Barrow Neurological Institute. Barrow Neurological Institute is a world class neurological and neurosurgical institute with a mission to accept challenges, reject norms, and push boundaries. The Barrow Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division is one of the leading clinical and research institutes in the world, championing research in neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Burke has worked extensively with patients and families suffering with neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease. Her area of expertise includes the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and the treatment of challenging behavioral and psychiatric disturbances that result from neurological conditions. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Burke has led the development of comprehensive multispecialty clinical care models focused on improving the quality of care for individuals with cognitive impairment and improving the diagnosis and management of Alzheimer’s and related dementias in the community. She is a well-respected researcher having led over 100 clinical trials of investigational therapies for Alzheimer’s and related dementias and is a well-respected author and key opinion leader in the field.
Jennifer Pollack, JD
Jennifer Pollack, JD, brings over 12 years of legislative and political experience to her position as Director, Access Policy for the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM). In this capacity, she works to develop federal policies on access for AIM and the Association furthering the goal of access to treatment, diagnostics and care for people living with dementia. Additionally, she’s worked with members of Congress to move the key AIM federal legislative priorities including the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act and the Equity in Neuroscience and Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials (ENACT) Act. Before joining the Association, Jennifer worked at a trade association advocating on behalf of medical group practices. Previously, Jennifer served as a Legislative Assistant in the House of Representatives for two different members of Congress. She has a BA from The George Washington University and a JD from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Faith Danzey, MSW
Faith Danzey, MSW, serves as Southern Regional Director, Community Outreach and Advocacy Engagement for HEAL Collaborative, where she executes on education projects nationwide. Faith is dedicated to strengthening the health and wellness of communities of color by partnering with faith-based organizations to develop education workshops and trainings to increase disease awareness and improve the knowledge and understanding of innovations across all areas of healthcare.
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