Road Map Resources

Updated January 10, 2023

The Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI)State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map

The roadmap charts a course for state and local public health agencies and their partners. The Road Map prepares all communities to act quickly and strategically by stimulating changes in policies, systems, and environments. Alignment of HBI Road Map actions with Essential Services of Public Health ensures that initiatives to address Alzheimer’s can be incorporated easily and efficiently into existing public health initiatives.

Executive Summary for the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map, 2018-2023

The Executive Summary highlights the key points of the Road Map.

Planning for Action: Initial Steps for Implementing the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map

This planning tool guides state and local public health professionals through quick steps in selecting HBI Road Map actions and getting started with implementation.

ASTHO e-Learning Center Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Module

The HBI Road Map Module is designed to support public health agencies in identifying priorities and taking action towards improving dementia and caregiving as guided by CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map Series (for State and Local Partners and for Indian Country).

Building a Strong Jurisdictional Plan for Dementia and Dementia Caregiving

This document recommends paths to ensure that critical elements of plan development and partner collaboration align with both the BOLD Public Health approaches and the HBI Road Map series

State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018- 2023 Road Map Dissemination Guide

This document gives recommendations and guidance for promotion of the Road Map.

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

This document describes ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Healthy Brain Initiative Issue Maps

Topic-specific issue maps provide in-depth information on current public health issues that address Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Each issue map offers compelling data on the topic and a primer explaining the need for action, suggests related HBI Road Map actions, and provides case studies to demonstrate successful intervention. Issue maps and primers are available on the following topics:

Advancing Early Detection

The document describes how the population health can benefit from early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Accelerating Risk Reduction and Promoting Brain Health

The comprehensive resource offers several options on how to improve public health and reduce the risk of cognitive decline across the community.

Data and Evidence for Action

The document identifies the need and use of data collection, needs assessment, evaluation, and evidence to inform policies, programs, and practices.

Educating and Training Professionals

The document outlines the need to improve public health and the health care workforce to help care for the growing population of people living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Supporting Caregivers

The document describes how a public health approach can help meet the needs of caregivers who take care of people with dementia.