Episode 17: Advancing Dementia Detection with Community Health Workers

Episode Description

Exploring the experience of community-based organizations working with primary care physicians in underserved communities and discussing how community health workers can partner with local family medicine physicians to improve early detection of ADRD.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe two ways to incorporate CHWs into primary care practices in health systems
  2. Discuss barriers that systems must address to integrate CHWs

Hosts:  Raj Shah, MD – Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University and
Eukesh Ranjit, MD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine at SIU Center for Family Medicine in Springfield, IL
Guests: Tracey Smith, DNP, PHCNS-BC, MS, Director of Community Health and the IPHA CHW Capacity Building Center, Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) and Angelia Gower VP NAACP Madison, IL and Director of Health and Environmental Programs



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