2014 NADRC: Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program: Case Studies on Targeting and Engaging Diverse and Underserved Communities

2014 NADRC: Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program: Case Studies on Targeting and Engaging Diverse and Underserved Communities
Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program: Case Studies on Targeting and Engaging Diverse and Underserved Communities
The Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program (ADSSP) supports state efforts to expand the availability of community-level supportive services for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) and their caregivers. The ADSSP authorizing statute emphasizes providing access to services for individuals “who are members of racial or ethnic minority groups, who have limited proficiency in speaking the English language, or who live in rural areas.” The grant projects from California, Georgia, New Mexico, and South Carolina each focused on serving distinct target populations. The project in California worked to engage Chinese and Japanese communities in Southern California and Chinese and Vietnamese communities in Northern California. Georgia’s project included a target population from 11 rural counties in central and west-south Georgia. The project in New Mexico focused on reaching veterans with ADRD, with an emphasis on Hispanic and American Indian families. Finally, South Carolina’s project targeted primarily the African American rural population in the southeastern part of the state

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