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Public Health News Archives

2024

May 2024 (PDF)
  • Explore insights from the latest Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data on dementia caregiving and cognitive decline.
  • Learn about dementia caregiving, caregiving challenges and public health’s role in offering support in the Public Health and Dementia Caregiving online curriculum module. 
  • Read about the development process and updates to the Healthy Brain Initiative: Road Map Series.
April 2024 (PDF) 
  • Discover resources to improve equity in brain health as part of National Minority Health Month.
  • Download the new infographics on social determinants of health and dementia risk.
  • Check out the online course on health equity in dementia for public health students and professionals.
March 2024 (PDF)
  • Read the special report Mapping a Better Future for Dementia Care Navigation, highlighting the challenges of dementia care navigation faced by caregivers and health care providers.
  • Discover key findings from the 2024 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures.
  • Watch the new video showcasing seven communities implementing the HBI Road Map.
February 2024 (PDF) 
  • Learn about the connection between heart health and brain health with "10 Healthy Habits for Your Brain" during American Heart Month.
  • Review the Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map Evaluation Tool, a new resource to assist health departments in assessing implementation.
  • Meet the new cohort of HBI Road Map Strategists advancing public health approaches to dementia at their local health departments.
January 2024 (PDF) 
  • Embrace brain health through the "10 Healthy Habits for Your Brain" campaign.
  • Explore the new Evaluation Tool to measure and track implementation of the HBI Road Map.
  • Discover key dementia risk factors in your area with state-specific fact sheets from the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Risk Reduction.

2023

December 2023 (PDF)
  • Provide your input on the next HBI Road Map for Indian Country, the guidebook leading brain health advancements in tribal communities.
  • Learn about the new Public Health and Dementia Caregiving curriculum module.
  • Apply for the 2024 Alzheimer’s Association Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute to advance dementia science.
  • Leverage the Public Health Strategies in Dementia Caregiving toolkit from the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving to implement public health strategies on dementia caregiving. 
October 2023 (PDF) 
  • Explore the new Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map Implementation Guide to equip public health professionals to apply the HBI Road Map.
  • Learn about public health issues through topic-specific HBI Issue Maps.
  • Read about HBI Road Map Strategists, a funding opportunity for local and tribal health departments.
  • Review updated recommendations for Alzheimer's plans on dementia risk reduction.
September 2023 (PDF) 
  • Dive into World Alzheimer's Month and the 2023-2027 Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for dementia prevention.
  • Unlock state-specific dementia risk data with new fact sheets and heat maps.
  • Discover NINDS' decade-long strategy for neurological health equity.
  • Register for a webinar about the HBI Road Map, view a recording of last month's health equity webinar, and meet us at GSA and APHA in November for the latest on dementia public health.
August 2023 (PDF)
  • Discover the latest resources and executive summary for the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map.
  • Learn about the Alzheimer's Association Summer Research Institute for early-career dementia research.
  • Read how one study links physical inactivity to increased dementia risk.
  • Explore AI's transformative role in dementia care and diagnosis.
  • Learn about the State of the States Brain Injury Conference and view a recording of the launch webinar covering changes to the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map.
July 2023 (PDF) 
  • First-of-Its-Kind Study Reveals Highest Prevalence of Alzheimer's in Eastern and Southeastern United States
  • New Research Links Less Frequent Bowel Movements to Cognitive Decline
  • Promising Results: Finger Prick Blood Test Shows Over 80% Accuracy in Detecting Alzheimer's Disease
  • Addressing Elder Abuse: New Research Brief Sheds Light on the Mistreatment of People Living with Dementia
June 2023 (PDF) 
  • Introducing the New 2023-2027 HBI Road Map
  • Explore the New HBI Road Map With Experts: Charting the Course to Better Brain Health
May 2023 (PDF) 
  • Emphasizing LGBTQ+ Representation in Alzheimer’s Research and Inclusion in Care Settings
  • Alzheimer's Disease Focused Registries
  • Recording Now Available: Local Health Departments and Brain Health Action
April 2023 (PDF) 
  • New Risk Factor Video Series from The BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Risk 
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Supporting Tribal Nations: The National Title VI Conference
  • The BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence's Risk Reduction Summit 
March 2023 (PDF) 
  • Highlights from the Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures
  • “The Patient Journey in an Era of New Treatments” Reveals Communication Challenges between Patients and Health Care Providers
  • New Individual State Data Available
February 2023 (PDF)
  • Dementia Risk Reduction Summit: A First-Ever Summit on May 16-17, 2023
  • Heart Month: Hypertension and Dementia — Alzheimer's Association Joins the National Hypertension Control Roundtable
  • Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Players
  • Alzheimer's Association Interdisciplinary Summer Research Institute
  • BOLD Notice of Funding Opportunity
January 2023 (PDF)
  • CDC Announces New Funding Opportunity for Public Health Agencies to Address Alzheimer's and Related Dementias — BOLD 
  • Community Brain Health Programs: Alzheimer's Association Offers Assistance for Local Efforts
  • Alzheimer's Association and ASTHO Needs Assessment Toolkit
  • Upcoming Webinar: Successful Public Health Approaches in Dementia Caregiving