NHBI Road Map Series and Resources

Healthy Brain Road Map Series

In 2005, Congress first appropriated funds for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to focus on brain health and dementia for the first time. This action led to the Healthy Brain Initiative’s (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia Road Map and the longstanding collaboration between the Alzheimer’s Association and CDC. Alignment of the 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.

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2023 - 2027
Topic-Specific 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:

2018 - 2023

Conceptual Framework for the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map

The framework of the Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map consists of four domains. The domains (inner portion of the circle) and areas of practice (outer ring of the circle) build on the EPHS and Public Health 3.0. In this fourth edition of the HBI Road Map, the domains have been renamed to showcase the evolution of thinking in these topic areas and to align more closely with the 2020 update to the EPHS language. They have also been reordered to help guide health departments on where to start to achieve the most action and impact. The color coding for the domains remains the same to facilitate connection between the previous years of work and the years ahead.

The framework of the Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) Road Map consists of four domains:

  • Strengthen Partnerships and Policies
  • Measure, Evaluate and Utilize Data
  • Build a Diverse and Skilled Workforce
  • Engage and Educate the Public

Surrounding the domains, shown on the outer circle of the framework, are the areas of practice across the life course that affect the domains: risk reduction of cognitive decline; dementia caregiving; early detection, diagnosis and management of cognitive impairment; and community-clinical linkages.

Related Road Map Materials