May 16-17, 2023 | Atlanta, GA

About the Dementia Risk Reduction Summit

As the number of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias rapidly escalates in the coming decades, the need for effective public health risk reduction strategies that help all communities grows larger by the day. The first-ever Dementia Risk Reduction Summit will explore how public health can address the risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia across the public health prevention spectrum: from working in partnerships and with health systems to addressing community education and workplace practices.

The conference is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Risk Reduction, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Public Health and Dementia Risk Reduction Topics

The Summit will identify what public health agencies at the state, local and tribal level can do to address dementia risk factors across the public health prevention spectrum. Sessions will focus on how public health can act to address modifiable risk factors and social determinants of health for dementia by:

  • Strengthening individual knowledge and skill.
  • Promoting community education.
  • Educating health systems and providers.
  • Fostering coalitions and partnerships.
  • Changing organizational practice.
  • Influencing policy and legislation.

These steps represent a continuum of progress, from building individual knowledge to helping to shape public policy.


Wayne H. Giles, M.D., M.S.

Wayne H. Giles, M.D., M.S.
Dean, School of Public Health
University of Illinois Chicago

Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH

Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH
Associate Dean of Health Equity
Dell Medical School
University of Texas at Austin

Meet the Dementia Risk Reduction Summit steering committee.

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Conference Details

Dates: May 16-17, 2023
Location: CDC Clifton Road Campus
1600 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30341


Public Health Officials: There are a limited number of spots remaining for state, local and tribal public health officials. Please reach out to to register.

Waitlist: If you are not a state, local or tribal public health official and would like to join our waiting list, please email

Call for Public Input

Help identify the most important public health actions to reduce the risk of dementia by answering our brief survey.

Deadline: April 30, 2023

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