Online Program

Addressing cognitive impairment and promoting functioning: State and local public health initiatives

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 4:30 p.m. - 4:42 p.m.

Lynda Anderson, PhD, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Robert Egge, Public Policy, Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC
Matthew Baumgart, Policy Office, Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC
Angela Deokar, MPH, CHES, CPH, Program Integration and Evaluation Branch, Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Catherine E. Morrison, MPH, Public Policy, Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC
We describe the participatory process used to create a new road map, developed in 2013, focusing on how state and local public health and their partners can promote cognitive functioning, address cognitive impairment for individuals living in the community, and help meet the needs of care partners. We highlight several examples of current public health efforts at the state and local levels. This work was conducted under the auspices of the Healthy Brain Initiative, which is a congressionally supported component of the Healthy Aging Program at CDC. In 2006, CDC partnered with the Alzheimer's Association and other public and private sector organizations to create the first road map that would guide a coordinated public health response across agencies and organizations for a 5-year timeframe, The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health (2007). The development of the new road map, The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018, was guided by a multidisciplinary leadership committee. A concept mapping process was used to engage more than 280 stakeholders at national, state, and community levels. We included content experts, practitioners, and decision makers that generated ideas and identified action items for the road map. Results were used to identify the set of strategic actions relevant to states and communities. This presentation will describe the conceptual framework, key action items, and identify current examples of state efforts that align with the action items of the road map.

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:
Describe at least two priority actions of The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships

Keyword(s): Planning, Dementia

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of CDC's Healthy Aging Program and co-lead on the development of a new 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.