Advisory Council January 2019 Meeting Presentation: Congressional Update

01/28/2019

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH, CARE, AND SERVICES

Monday, January 28, 2019

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Congressional Update

Rob Egge

Alzheimer's and Dementia Legislative Developments 2018

 

2018 Alzheimer's Legislative Developments

  • January 2018 -- Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act signed into law
  • February 2018 -- Independence at Home demonstration model extended for an additional two years
  • March 2018 -- $414 million increase in Alzheimer's and dementia research funding signed into law for FY2018
  • March 2018 -- Kevin and Avonte's Law of 2017 included in FY2018 funding bill
  • September 2018 - $425 million increase in Alzheimer's and dementia research funding signed into law for FY2019
  • December 31, 2018 -- Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act signed into law

Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act: P.L. 115-406

  • Establishes Alzheimer's Centers of Excellence
  • Provides funding for public health departments across the country
  • Increases data analysis and timely reporting
  • ***Authorizes $20 million annually for fiscal years 2020-2024 to carry out BOLD related activities

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