142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Implementing Action Items from the Public Health Road Map: Best Practices & Lessons Learned

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014 : 11:06 AM - 11:18 AM

Catherine Morrison, MPH , Advocacy/Public Policy, Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC 20005-6105, DC
Matthew Baumgart , Alzheimer's Association, Washington, DC
Jan Mueller , Minnesota/ North Dakota Chapter, Alzheimer's Association, Edina, MN
In July 2013, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Aging Program released The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018. This Road Map provides specific actions the public health community and partners can take to address Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive health, and the needs of caregivers over the next five years. The action items of the Road Map are presented across four domains which align with the Essential Services of Public Health.  

As part of the efforts to implement the Road Map, the Alzheimer’s Association provided five grants to Association Chapters in Georiga, Maine, Minnesota, Oregon, and Wisconsin to undertake large-scale efforts to engage public health in their states. Over a six-month period, these Chapters targeted public health officials, community-based organizations, aging agencies, and other partners to implement the action items of the Road Map.

This presentation will describe the best practices and lessons learned from this work, including messaging strategies, recruitment tactics, partnership successes. Additionally, the session will detail the overall evaluation of the effort and provide tools and resources for individuals and communities interested in adopting Road Map strategies in their own states.

Learning Areas:

Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the Road Map, its domains, and best practices to implement the action items in their communities.

Keyword(s): Dementia, Community Health Assessment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Direct the Public Policy division of the Alzheimer's Association and manage the Healthy Brain Initiative.
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.