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The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health

The Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Aging Program have developed the second in a series of road maps to advance cognitive health as a vital, integral component of public health. The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018 [PDF–2.5 MB], outlines how state and local public health agencies and their partners can promote cognitive functioning, address cognitive impairment for individuals living in the community, and help meet the needs of care partners. Specifications are addressed in four traditional domains of public health: monitor and evaluate, educate and empower the nation, develop policy and mobilize partnerships, and assure a competent workforce. Public health agencies and private, non-profit, and governmental partners at the national, state, and local levels are encouraged to work together on those actions that best fit their missions, needs, interests, and capabilities.

Other reports from the road map series

The CDC Healthy Brain Initiative Progress 2006-2011 [PDF–1.5 MB] report documents CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative’s accomplishments stemming from the first document in the road map series, The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health [PDF–857 KB]. The Progress Report focuses on priorities relevant to CDC’s public health mission in four areas: conducting surveillance, supporting policy change, advancing communication, and guiding applied prevention research.




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