2013 Update to National Plan Released

On Friday, June 14 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2013 Update.

This updated version of the National Plan includes a summary of progress achieved so far as well as new goals in the areas of research, care and services.

Highlights of the updated plan include new provisions such as:

  • Creation of important milestones to facilitate achieving the goal of preventing and effectively treating Alzheimer’s by 2025;
  • Development of a curriculum on Alzheimer’s disease for primary care practitioners so that providers have the necessary skills to provide high-quality dementia care;
  • Convening an expert panel on advanced dementia to examine the unique and often unaddressed needs of those in the late stages of the disease; and
  • Expanding public outreach efforts to increase awareness of the disease and connect those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers to available resources.

To read the update, visit http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/NatlPlan2013.pdf
To read the Alzheimer’s Association statement, visit http://www.alz.org/news_and_events_hhs_releases_2013_update.asp

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Videos from April Advisory Council Now Available

 

The April 29th meeting of the Alzheimer’s Advisory Council featured guest speakers, a preview of the upcoming 2013 National Alzheimer’s Plan, a discussion of research and public comments. Videos from the meeting are now available at http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/#042913Mtg

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Senate Committee Hearing Addresses Plan Progress

 

On Wednesday April 24, 2013 the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging hosted a hearing titled “The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: Are We On Track to 2025?”. Video of the hearing and copies of testimony from the 4-person witness list can be viewed here.

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Senator Stabenow: Alzheimer’s and the National Plan

Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI) addresses the issue of Alzheimer’s disease and the National Alzheimer’s Plan.

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How Congress Can Address the Alzheimer’s Crisis

Representative Chris Van Hollen (MD) addresses Congress’ role in fighting Alzheimer’s disease.

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April Advisory Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services will be held at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT. The meeting will also be webcast live on http://www.hhs.gov/live.

Additional information is available here:

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HHS Soliciting Nominations for Advisory Council

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting nominations for a new, non-Federal member of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services.

Read more about the nomination process here.

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A Video Tutorial on the National Plan

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Videos & Meeting Summary From Advisory Council Meeting Available

New videos and a meeting summary from the January 14, 2013 meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services are now available.

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January Advisory Council Meeting

The next meeting of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST. The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 800, Washington, D.C. 20201, and webcast live on
http://www.hhs.gov/live/
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The Advisory Council will hear updates from the three subgroups (Research, Clinical Care, Long-Term Services and Supports) on the implementation of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. The Advisory Council will also hear a presentation on work underway by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to support Veterans with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Subcommittee chairs will present recommendations for adoption by the Advisory Council as formal recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and Congress.

Public Attendance: Seating may be limited. Individuals who wish to participate should send an email to napa@hhs.gov with “January 14 Meeting Attendance” in the Subject line by Friday, January 4, 2013. Names need to be put on a list of expected attendees and forwarded to the security officers at HHS. Any interested member of the public who is a non-U.S. citizen should include this information at the time of registration to ensure that the appropriate security procedure to gain entry to the building is carried out. Although the meeting is open to the public, procedures governing security and the entrance to federal buildings may change without notice.

Public Input: Time is allocated on the agenda to hear public comments. Attendees who wish to make public comments should include that information in their “January 14 Meeting Attendance” email; this information is also needed by Friday, January 4, 2013.

In lieu of oral comments, formal written comments may also be submitted to:

Helen Lamont, Ph.D.
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
Room 424E, Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington DC, 20201

Those submitting written comments should identify themselves and any relevant organizational affiliations. Comments will be shared with the Advisory Council.

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