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                          Community Conversations Check-Up

The Community Conversations initiative was launched in January 2017 with support from Eli Lilly and in partnership with Texas Woman’s University. This original series began as “Community Conversations Healthcare Series on Alzheimer’s disease” and involved 3 strategic meetings over the course of 3 months. Designed as an opportunity for healthcare stakeholders to engage in a collaborative effort to improve the healthcare delivery system for those individuals living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, these meetings focused on the following three goals:

• Goal 1: Increase screening and assessment by healthcare professionals of individuals at risk of dementia using the Medicare Annual Wellness visit or other defined approaches;

• Goal 2: Facilitate awareness and usage of the CMS Care Planning benefit;

• Goal 3: Increase utilization of the Alzheimer’s Association Rapid Referral program to help the family and person with disease understand available supports and services.

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Dallas Chapter and Texas Woman’s University have continued this initiative through ongoing “Check-Up” events.  Since January 2017, over 120 participants representing 50+ community organizations have actively participated in one or more of these collaborative education  meetings.

SAVE THE DATE: The next Community Conversations Check-Up event will take place in combination with the ADvance Research and Care Symposium, January 20, 2018, at the Doubletree Campbell Centre. More details to come.

For more information on becoming involved with future Community Conversations Check-Ups, please contact Kathy Shockley 214-540-2434 or kshockley@alz.org



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