BOLD Public Health Programs Award Recipients

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CDC is pleased to announce seven new award recipients of the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act, Public Law 115-406, for Public Health Programs to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CDC-RFA-20-2004). Award recipients are: Arkansas Department of Health, City of Boston Public Health Department,  Connecticut Department of Health, Idaho Department of Health, Louisiana Department of Health, South Carolina Department of Health, and Tennessee Department of Health. New awards are effective September 30, 2021. 

Funded health departments will promote a strong public health approach to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Recipients are focused on changing systems, environments and policies to promote risk reduction, to improve early diagnosis, to prevent and manage comorbidities, and to avoid hospitalizations. To accomplish this public health approach to Alzheimer’s disease, recipients are using data to set priorities, to develop public health actions, to address social determinants of health, and to provide support for caregivers who take care of people with dementias.

Funded recipients’ activities will align with the Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018–2023 Road Map pdf icon[PDF – 19.3 MB] and the Road Map for Indian Country. These projects fulfill the aim of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (Public Law 115-406). Core Capacity recipients will be creating statewide dementia coalitions and developing or updating ADRD strategic plans for their jurisdictions using the Road Maps as a guide. Enhanced recipients already have these things in place and will be implementing ADRD activities in line with their strategic plan and the Road Map actions.

Recipient
Program Level
Recipients are funded at either the Core Capacity or Enhanced Program level.
 

Arkansas

 Core Capacity
 

City of Boston 

Core Capacity
 

Colorado

Core Capacity
 

Connecticut

 

Core Capacity

 

Hawaii

Core Capacity
 

Idaho

Core Capacity
 

Iowa

Core Capacity
 

Los Angeles County

Core Capacity
 

Louisiana

Core Capacity
 

Maine

Core Capacity
 

Mississippi

Core Capacity
 

Nevada

Core Capacity
 

North Carolina

Core Capacity
 

Northwest Portland
Area Indian Health Board

Core Capacity
 

Oklahoma

Core Capacity
 

South Carolina

Core Capacity
 

Tennessee

Core Capacity
 

Vermont

Core Capacity
Recipient
Program Level
 

Georgia

Enhanced
 

Minnesota

Enhanced
 

Rhode Island

Enhanced
 

Virginia

Enhanced
 

Wisconsin

Enhanced