April is Minority Health Month. It is an important opportunity to highlight health disparities in Alzheimer’s among Latinos and to engage Latinos on brain health, policy advocacy, and movement building.
The Latino US Against Alzheimer’s Coalition published “Promoting Brain Health Equity During Minority Health Month” to outline the five key ways (see below) that community members can do on social media to help raise awareness, advocate for change, and share inspiration and hope for a future without health disparities.
The Minority Health Month Social Media Toolkit offers a range of sample posts, recommended hashtags, share cards, and organizational handles to use in crafting personalized posts throughout the month.
Please join in this important national moment of focus on health disparities.
Five Ways to Tackle Alzheimer’s During April
1. Sign up for LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s updates to stay in the loop on national efforts to promote brain health equity in Latino communities.
2. Share your personal story about the impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia on your family or community — speaking up is the best way to help bust stigma around this disease.
3. Submit ideas for how to recruit and retain Latino participants in Alzheimer’s clinical trials to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) by April 15.
4. Explore whether Alzheimer’s research is right for you and find opportunities in your area with these tools from our partners at Roobrik and Antidote. Don’t forget, the first person cured of Alzheimer’s will be enrolled in a clinical trial!
5. Contact your Senators and Members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor the CHANGE Act and to increase funding for Alzheimer’s research.