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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.

Date and Time:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
                           9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location:  T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center
                  12477 Merit Drive
                  Dallas TX 75251   Click here to register or call 1.800.272.3900.

Healthcare Literacy and Barriers to Access
Presentations by:

Caesar Rentie, Vice President of Pastoral Services -Methodist Health System

Neva Fairchild, National IL & Employment Specialist - American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Center on Vision Loss

Dr. LaTrica Hicks, Ph.D., Geriatric Education Coordinator -Department of Geriatrics Parkland Health & Hospital System

Continuing Education for social workers being offered

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



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