The African American Alzheimer’s Advisory Council (4AC) was established in 2018 to help dispel the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and increase awareness for caregivers in the Colorado African American community, through education and outreach efforts. They develop educational materials for their community, attend community health fairs, and put on events such as Dementia Dialogues, where they share their experiences with dementia with the community. They also counsel the CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center in their community education and recruitment endeavors, to encourage African American participation in our research studies. The council is made up of influential members of the Denver-Metro African American community, many of whom went through the Boot Camp Translation program, and who are from various professional backgrounds and community organizations. We feel very grateful to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful members of our council.
Key goals and aims based off the tasks of the Washington University in St. Louis African American Advisory Board.