Jason Resendez

Executive Director, UsAgainstAlzheimer's Center for Brain Health Equity; Head, LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition

Mr. Resendez has helped establish UsAgainstAlzheimer’s as a hub for driving brain health equity through patient-centered public health promotion strategies, equity-centered research and policy analysis. He spearheads peer-learning and direct engagement with community-based organizations, public health stakeholders, and research centers across the country to advance health equity initiatives that shape and influence national thinking and action.

He has contributed to research on the socioeconomic impacts of brain health inequities and on the science of community engagement in brain research. He is currently a co-investigator of the NIH-funded FOREVER Project (Foundations of Representative Engagement, Valid & Effective Recruitment in Alzheimer’s Research) with Dr. Jonathan Jackson of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Prior to UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, he held senior positions at two of the nation’s leading Latino-serving organizations, UnidosUS and LULAC National Educational Service Centers, Inc. Mr. Resendez is a Google Next Generation Policy Leader, an Aspen Ideas Health Fellow, and he serves on the board of the Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s. He has been quoted by The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Univision and others on health equity issues.

He is from South Texas and graduated from Georgetown University.

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Wednesday Oct. 13
3:30-4:00 pm
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Fighting for Economic Justice for Caregivers: A Fireside Chat with Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta

Millions of American families have had their lives turned upside down by family caregiving, a responsibility made more difficult by the COVID-19 pandemic. This vital role falls disproportionately on the shoulders of women of color who often struggle to provide care while working. During the pandemic, 16% of Latino and 13% of Black adults have been forced to leave the workforce to provide care for an adult family member. Join civil rights leader Dolores Huerta for a conversation about how she has used her voice to shine a light on care inequities and to demand economic justice for family caregivers through policies like paid family and medical leave.

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