The National Alzheimer’s Project: From Act to Action
The National Alzheimer’s Project: From Act to Action is an effort to support a committed and effective implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). Information collected from individuals living with the disease, caregivers, providers and other stakeholders was shared with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which was responsible for creating and implementing a national strategy to address the crisis and coordinate across government agencies. This project is facilitated and supported by the Alzheimer’s Association. Read a timeline of past events here, or view current and upcoming plan implementation milestones here.
The Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support, and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, visit www.alz.org.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and NAPA implementation
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for implementing the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA). For more information on NAPA implementation by HHS, the NAPA Advisory Council, or to comment on the national strategy, please visit http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/.
napa.alz.org was honored with a Webby Award (often called the Oscars of online media) in the Activism category. The site and the Alzheimer’s Association National TeleTown Hall (held in August 2011) also received Bronze Pollie Awards from the American Association of Political Consultants. In addition, the site was a nominee for a public relations industry SABRE Award and won a Communicator Award for creative Web design.