Illinois has been recognized as a Dementia Friendly State and ICRN has become a Dementia Friends State Champion.
Dementia Friendly Illinois
Illinois was recognized as a Dementia Friendly state in 2017, as part of Dementia Friendly America. Currently nine communities in Illinois are designated as Dementia Friendly with many more in the process. ICRN supports Dementia Friendly Illinois and has collected resources to help the efforts of communities in Illinois to become part of the Dementia Friendly America movement.
Dementia Friends Illinois
ICRN became the Dementia Friends State Champion for Dementia Friends Illinois in May 2017, when a sub-licensee agreement between Dementia Friendly America and Rush University Medical Center was executed. Dementia Friends Illinois is the work in Illinois to support the Dementia Friends USA movement. Dementia Friends USA is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.
A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
Advancement of both the Dementia Friendly and Dementia Friends efforts in Illinois is partially funded through Catch-On – A HRSA Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program