|Upcoming Road Map Events
September 24 – Missouri Public Health Association Annual Meeting Poster and Exhibit, Columbia, MO.
October 8 – Montana Public Health Association Meeting Presentation, Great Falls, MT.
October 13 – Washington State Public Health Association Joint Conference on Health Exhibit, Wenatchee, WA.
October 13 – Oregon Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting Poster & Presentations, Corvallis, OR.
October 18 – Healthy Aging Webinar featuring Road Map discussion, Register here.
October 30 – New Hampshire Legislative Breakfast, Concord, NH.
November 4 – American Public Health Association Meeting Session, Boston, MA.
NEW! Public Health Road Map Released
On July 15, 2013, at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), the Alzheimer's Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018.
This document focuses on the role that state and local public health agencies and partners can play in promoting cognitive functioning, addressing cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and helping meet the needs of caregivers. Specific action items are included in four areas, aligned with the Essential Services of Public Health:
- Assure a competent workforce
- Educate and empower the nation
- Monitor and evaluate
- Develop policy and mobilize partnerships
Check back for additional materials, updates on ways to implement the Road Map, and reports on what others are doing to put the Road Map into practice.
Take the First Step
If you are an official with a state or local public health agency, you can take one quick and easy step right now to implement a Road Map Action Item. Post links on your website to local, state and national dementia resources. Here are some suggestions:
Public Health Road Map
COMING SOON. Watch Panel Discussion on Release of Road Map
2007 Road Map
The first National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health was released by the Alzheimer’s Association and the CDC in 2007. It was the first-ever framework for viewing cognitive health and Alzheimer’s disease as a public health issue
- Download 2007 Road Map
- Progress Report on 2007 Road Map
- CDC Progress Report on Healthy Brain Initiative, 2006-2011
For more information on Alzheimer's disease and public health, contact Catherine Morrison.