Health equity among ethnic and rural caregivers of people with ADRD
What is this study about?
This is a one-year study that identifies the unique needs and assets of caregivers to persons with Alzheimer’s and similar brain conditions living in Northern Arizona. We are also interested in the health of caregivers in our area, and the resources they use and still need to maintain their physical, emotional, and mental well-being. We want programs that provide support to caregivers to recognize the unique needs and assets of these populations in Northern Arizona. Results from this project will be used to inform culture-based programs for Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and rural caregivers.
Our study will combine findings from the focus groups and surveys of caregivers, with interviews of policymakers and providers. We will also produce a report on the healthcare and social support resources that are available to caregivers in Northern Arizona, and participants will receive personalized information about the resources close to them.
This study is being conducted by Drs. Julie Baldwin, Dorothy Dunn, Yolanda Garcia, Michael McCarthy and Heather Williamson, with the assistance of Mark Remiker, program coordinator, Rachel Bacon, project coordinator, and Morgan Hustead, graduate student.
Study name: A Multilevel Examination of Health Equity among Ethnic and Rural ADRD Caregivers Specific Aims.
Funding: The study is funded by NIMHD/NIH U54MD012388
IRB Project Number: 1404845-1