Online Program

Global to local initiatives to address alzheimer's disease and dementia: Plans and priorities

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:42 a.m.

Lynda Anderson, PhD, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Michael Splaine, MA, Splaine Consulting, Columbia, MD
David Hoffman, M.Ed. C.C.E., Department of Health, State of New York, Albany, NY
Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH, Department of Social Welfare, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Matthew Baumgart, Policy Office, Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC
Engaging the public health community in promoting cognitive functioning and addressing dementia requires an inclusive and strategic approach at multiple levels of influence. Independence and quality of life for millions depends on the nation's collective ability to prevent and treat cognitive impairment and to promote cognitive functioning for individuals living in our diverse communities. In the United States, we have a Congressional initiative, the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA; Public Law 111-375), that calls for a plan to address the rapidly escalating crisis of Alzheimer's disease. As part of NAPA's implementation, the first National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease in the United States was released in 2012 and provides a blueprint for coordinating Alzheimer's disease efforts at the national level. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer's Association in partnership with numerous state and national partners are creating a plan, The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018, that focuses on how state and local public health and their partners could promote cognitive functioning, address cognitive impairment for individuals living in the community, and help meet the wide-ranging needs of care partners and the older adults with dementia. Four panel presentations will describe the following: 1) Alzheimer's disease around the world; 2) national initiatives from the United States; 3) state and local public health initiatives from the United States; and 4) dementia initiatives focusing on practice, research, and policy.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Program planning
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
List at least one reason or fact that supports cognitive health as a public health issue Identify at least two major activity at the national level designed to address Alzheimer’s disease Describe at least two priority actions of The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships Propose a person-centered framework for non-pharmacologic approaches to dementia care Formulate next steps for practice, policy, and research

Keyword(s): Dementia, Planning

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the CDC Director of the Healthy AGing Program that includes the Healthy Brain Initative. I co-led the development of the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.