From the CDC’s Division of Population Health:
The third in a series of public health road maps was just released this week. It is entitled The Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map
The 2018-2023 Road Map outlines how state and local public health agencies and their partners can act quickly and strategically to prepare their communities by:
- Reducing risk for cognitive decline and dementia
- Expanding early detection and diagnosis
- Improving safety and quality of care for people living with dementia
- Strengthening caregivers’ health and effectiveness.
The Road Map puts forth 25 specific actions in the traditional domains of public health to promote brain health, better care for people with cognitive impairment, and increase attention to caregivers.
The action items speak to critical issues of disease risk identification and risk reduction, diagnosis, education and training, caregivers, and evidence on impact of the disease.
Public health agencies and private, non-profit, and governmental partners at the national, state, and local levels play a critical role in improving the community’s health. The strategies outlined are expansive in scope and recognize that it takes effective partnerships at many levels to achieve meaningful outcomes.
For more information on CDC’s activities related to Alzheimer’s disease and the Healthy Brain Initiative, visit https://www.cdc.gov/aging/index.html and https://www.cdc.gov/aging/healthybrain/roadmap.htm.