ETR Associates' Board Member Dr. Vincent Lafronza Authors Article for American Society on Aging

ETR Associates' Board of Directors member Dr. Vincent Lafronza recently co-authored an article in the January/February edition of Aging Today, the bimonthly publication of the American Society on Aging. Written with Dr. Myra Schneider, the article "Achieving Equity in Dementia Diagnosis and Care" presents facts about dementia, describes disparities in accessing healthcare for people of color, and provides some existing community care models for minority populations. Dr. Vincent Lafronza is the president and co-founder of CommonHealth ACTION, a public health organization based in Washington, D.C.

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About Dr. Lafronza:

Dr. Lafronza began his human services and public health career in 1985, working in the fields of gerontology, behavioral health, community environmental health intervention and public health systems development in communities, states and American Indian/Alaska Native nations. Prior to CommonHealth ACTION's evolution, he held a ten-year appointment with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), where he served as program director for the Turning Point National Program Office, and was responsible for program portfolios in excess of $14M. He has also worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta, Georgia, providing technical assistance to U.S. communities affected by hazardous waste.

Dr. Lafronza holds a Master of Science, Certificate of Gerontology, and a Doctorate of Adult Education. He has also completed an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Engineering Postgraduate Research Fellowship in Public Health. He is an active member of the American Public Health Association and the Association of Community Health Improvement, is a Salzburg Fellow, and maintains ties with public health practitioners throughout the United States and other countries.

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