Public health leaders can fight against Alzheimer's disease.
The Alzheimer's Association has outlined three priority areas of action for the public health community:
- Increase data collection – through the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey.
- Increase early detection of Alzheimer's.
- Promote brain health – primary prevention is the ultimate public health imperative.
A partnership to protect our brain health
The Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered to create the Healthy Brain Initiative to promote public health knowledge and awareness about Alzheimer’s as a public health issue. Together, we developed an action plan for public health leaders called the Road Map.
An overview of the multifaceted accomplishments realized under the Healthy Brain Initiative and CDC's current priorities is available in the CDC report, The Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013–2018. An Interim Progress Report.
For more information on Alzheimer's disease and public health, contact Molly French.
The Public Health Alzheimer’s Resource Center is supported in part by Cooperative Agreement #NU58DP006115 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the Alzheimer’s Association and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.