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 roadmaps 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–2.2M], 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. The 2013-2015 Interim Progress Report highlights CDC's Healthy Brain Initiative's accomplishments thus far.
The State of Aging and Health in America 2013 Report [PDF–4.7M]
This report provides a snapshot of our nation’s progress in promoting prevention, improving the health and well-being of older adults, and reducing behaviors that contribute to premature death and disability. View an interactive version of data from this report in the Healthy Aging Data Portfolio.
New research explores perceptions of cognitive health among diverse older adults [PDF-1.3M]
This factsheet summarizes new research describing what Americans think about cognitive health and how to maintain it.
The State of Mental Health and Aging in America Issue Brief #2: Addressing Depression in Older Adults: Selected Evidence-Based Programs [PDF–1.2 M]
This brief focuses on the topic of depression, an important and emerging public health issue with several evidence-based programs that communities can use to improve the mental health and quality of life of older Americans.
Assuring Healthy Caregivers — A Public Health Approach to Translating Research into Practice: The RE-AIM Framework [PDF–7.2M]
This publication, released in 2008, presents key questions and methods to help program developers, planners and evaluators use the framework in their work on caregiving. It offers case examples in which the RE-AIM framework is applied to a caregiver intervention program and a policy intervention; and suggests additional resources for those interested in pursuing the use of RE-AIM for caregiver support programs and policies.
The Healthy Brain Initiative: A National Public Health Road Map to Maintaining Cognitive Health [PDF–2.6M]
CDC, in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association and many other partners, released The Road Map in June 2007. This landmark document is both a call to action and a guide for a coordinated approach to moving cognitive health into the national public health arena.
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