Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Release Webinars

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The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map (RM) for Dementia will be released October 18, 2018, through a series of webinars, as well as events/presentations at American Public Health Association and Gerontological Society of America Conferences.

The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map will be present on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website ( https://www.cdc.gov/aging/healthybrain/roadmap.htm)  and the Alzheimer’s Association’s website too.  The Executive Summary (posted in July) and other supplemental materials (as they become available) will be posted on the website.

Here is information about upcoming webinars in October.

Mission possible: Changing the course of dementia, a growing public health crisis

What once was considered primarily a medical and aging issue is now also a rising public health concern. Each year, Alzheimer’s and other dementias increasingly impact older Americans, their families, and communities and escalate government expenditures. More than ever, public health has a critical role to play in changing the course of dementia.

Register below for an upcoming webinar with real-world examples of public health approaches to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Two opportunities are offered on October 18, with each tailored for a specific audience. Local public health strategies will be featured in the first webinar, and the second webinar will provide examples from state public health departments.

Local Public Health Leaders and County Elected Officials

Changing the course of dementia, a growing public health crisis

Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 1:30-2:30 pm EDT

Register for local public health webinar

Hosted by: Alzheimer’s Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of Counties, and National Association of County and City Health Officials

State Public Health Leaders

Changing the course of dementia, a growing public health crisis

Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT

Register for state public health webinar

Hosted by: Alzheimer’s Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, and National Association of Chronic Disease Directors

Both webinars will discuss how advances in scientific understanding now support a life-course approach to Alzheimer’s. Participants will learn about the Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI) new State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map, a quick-start guide for public health leaders on changing the course of dementia.

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