The Massachusetts Alzheimer's Disease research Center is supported by a community of collaborators who are aligned in the fight to educate about and combat Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Read more about some of our collaborators:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Boston Branch:
The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. This includes a focus on the right of African Americans and other people of color to have optimal health outcomes and access to timely, quality, affordable health care. The NAACP is committed to eliminating the racial and ethnic inequities that exist within our healthcare system that undermine communities of color, their life opportunities, and their ability to contribute fully to the common good.
Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers:
Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers was organized in 1968 – as one of the founding chapters of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. (NABSW). As a local affiliate of the NABSW, we advocate for social change, justice and human development of African people in the United States and throughout the world. Greater Boston ABSW is comprised of social work students, young professionals and seasoned practitioners of African ancestry who continue the struggle for justice and freedom. In addition to persistently pursuing the elevation of Black people, Greater Boston ABSW provides intensive training through a variety of workshops, seminars, and conferences. By sharing knowledge, we improve services to those we aid. We aim to promote our community’s welfare, survival, and liberation as well as advocate for social change at all levels of government.
Community Access, Recruitment, and Engagement (CARE) Research Center:
Jonathan Jackson, PhD, is the director of the CARE Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. CARE investigates the impact of diversity and inclusion on the quality of human subjects research and leverages deep community entrenchment to build trust and overcome barriers to clinical trial participation. His research focuses on midlife and late-life health disparities in clinical settings that affect underserved populations. Dr. Jackson also works as a cognitive neuroscientist, investigating the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in the absence of overt memory problems. He has become a well-known representative to underserved communities and dozens of affiliated organizations, particularly regarding participation in clinical research. Dr. Jackson serves on the leadership team of several organizations focused on community health, and has written guidance for local, statewide, and national groups on research access, engagement, and recruitment.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS):
JF&CS cares for individuals and families by providing exceptional human service programs, guided by Jewish traditions of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. JF&CS provides a broad range of personalized services through its network of 40 programs. These include programs to serve children and adults with disabilities or mental illness, new mothers and their infants, older adults living with chronic conditions, and people experiencing financial crisis, hunger, or domestic abuse.
All of Us New England:
The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple. We want to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To get there, we want to create the largest health database ever. By understanding people's health, neighborhood, family, and lifestyle researchers will have information to better understand health and disease. We're asking one million people to help us lead the way in discovering better care for all of us.
All of Us New England for the All of Us Research Program is based at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Boston Medical Center. All of Us is run by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dementia Friendly Massachusetts:
Dementia Friendly Massachusetts is state-wide, grassroots movement comprised of organizations, individuals, and municipalities growing dementia friendly communities to become more inclusive and supportive of those living with dementia, their families, and care partners.
Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter:
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Please visit: alz.org/manh or call the 24/7 Helpline 1-800-272-3900.
The Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife
The Center for Memory Health at Hebrew SeniorLife has been designed to help individuals with cognitive impairments and their families get the information and care they need, delivered with kindness and understanding. Backed by Hebrew SeniorLife’s long experience serving seniors and its affiliation with Harvard Medical School, the Center for Memory Health offers a holistic approach to dementia care, delivering person-centered, evidence-based care practices that maximize the functional capacity of seniors with memory loss, and providing essential education and services to their families.
Multicultural Alzheimer Prevention Program
The Multicultural Alzheimer Prevention Program (MAPP) at Mass General Hospital is a new initiative for Alzheimer’s prevention that focuses on culturally informed assessment, research, and clinical interventions. MAPP runs observational studies such as the Boston Latino Aging Study and the Latino Harvard Aging Brain Study. MAPP also has a Multicultural Neuropsychology Program, known as MUNDOS. MUNDOS provides culturally and linguistically appropriate neuropsychological evaluations and interventions to Latino adults and elderly with a variety of disorders that impact brain and cognitive functioning. MUNDOS also trains neuropsychologists who would like to provide multicultural care to patients.
Memory Care Center of Cape Cod at Cape Cod Healthcare
The Memory Care Center of Cape Cod at Cape Cod Healthcareoffers expert care for a wide range of complex and neurologic conditions. Our staff of neurologists work closely with primary care providers and other specialists within the Cape Cod Healthcare system to collaborate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic conditions. Using state of the art technology, our neurologists deliver the highest quality of care within the inpatient and outpatient settings.