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The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA)

What is the National Alzheimer’s Project Act?

The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (Public Law 111-375), passed unanimously by Congress in December 2010 and signed into law by President Barack Obama in January 2011, required the creation of a national strategic plan to address the rapidly escalating Alzheimer’s disease crisis and the coordination of Alzheimer’s disease efforts across the federal government.

This national strategic framework was expected to include outcome-driven objectives, recommendations, implementation steps and accountability in the fight to overcome Alzheimer’s. In May 2012 this framework, known as the National Alzheimer’s Plan, was released.

What does the law require?

What will the Advisory Council on Research, Care, and Services do?

The Advisory Council will coordinate federal agencies conducting Alzheimer’s-related care, services and research. It will also allow participation in the evaluation and strategic planning process by patient advocates, health care providers, state health departments, Alzheimer’s researchers and health associations.

Participation in the Advisory Council includes the following:

Federal Representation:

  Non-Federal Representation (2 each)

 Why is NAPA important?

 

 

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