ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION - DESERT SOUTHWEST CHAPTER
Serving Arizona and southern Nevada, the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter is there to help. They provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. They are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
CHAMPION MENTAL HEALTH LAB
The mission of the CHAMPION Mental Health Lab is to conduct collaborative research with like-minded academic colleagues and community stakeholders with lived and work experiences relevant to the lab’s research agenda, particularly through community engagement, equitable partnerships, meaningful involvement, capacity-building, and shared governance and ownership of responsibilities and new knowledge. The lab’s vision is to be a robust research entity that is a positive force for advocacy for the rights and needs of marginalized populations. Using qualitative, quantitative, action, and mixed research methods, the lab’s primary aim is to conduct studies that will generate outcomes and lessons, which will inform and help innovate prevention and intervention programs, organizational policies, and efforts to improve access to services for underserved and underprivileged communities.
DEMENTIA, ENGAGEMENT, EDUCATION, AND RESEARCH (DEER) PROGRAM - UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO
Guided by an "authentic partnerships" approach that directly engages persons living with dementia and family and professional care partners in all research and education activities, the DEER Program Initiatives aim to leverage partnerships and collaborations in an effort to improve the culture of dementia and dementia care practices in Nevada and around the world.
NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES DIVISION
The Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) in the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, represents Nevada's elders, children and adults with disabilities or special health care needs. The mission of ADSD is to ensure the provision of effective supports and services to meet the needs of individuals and families, helping them lead independent, meaningful and dignified lives.