NLBHA is proud to be a partner of the Coalition of LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s, the first ever coalition of Latino serving organizations working together to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disproportionate impact on the Latino community. We hope you will join us as a coalition partner. The coalition works on critical issues including Alzheimer’s research funding, clinical trial diversity, and care-giving resources and support. Together we will work to educate and energize the Latino community around this devastating disease through policy coordination, advocacy, and programming development and collaboration. Today there are an estimated 44.4 million people worldwide dying with dementia, more than those with HIV/AIDS, cancer or chronic heart disease. And there are more than 100 million second-‐hand victims – caregivers – who are experiencing the emotional, financial and personal health impacts of the disease every minute of every day. This is particularly true of the Latino community, where nearly 40 percent of households report having at least one family caregiver. Furthermore, in coming decades, the numbers of Latinos dying from Alzheimer’s and those caring for them are expected to grow by over 600 percent.