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Advisory Council October 2014 Meeting Presentation: NAPA Review Meeting

Monday, October 27, 2014

NAPA Review Meeting

Sheila Burke, MPA, RN, FAAN

Purpose of Review

  • 3 years since the establishment of the National Plan and the Advisory Council
  • Opportunity to reflect on progress
  • Opportunity to consider strategy going forward

Original Charge to Council

  • Advise Secretary in effort to carry out an annual assessment of the Nation’s progress in preparing for the burden of Alzheimer’s
  • Evaluation of all Federally-funded efforts
  • Recommendations for priority actions
  • Initial recommendations
    • reduce financial impact on Federal programs and families
    • improve health outcomes
  • Annually evaluate progress


Convened a small subgroup of the Advisory Council:

  • Laura Trejo
  • Jennifer Mead
  • Helen Matheny
  • Ron Petersen
  • DEB Potter, AHRQ/ASPE
  • Linda Elam
  • Rohini Khillan

Look Back/Tighten Up/Look Forward

  • Should be original goals be reconsidered?
  • Progress is being made, but how do we most efficiently show it? What metrics are appropriate?
  • Length and detail of recommendations and priorities
  • Process used at arriving at recommendations
  • Increase collaboration between federal and non-federal members
    • Subcommittees and Federal workgroups organize around goals?
    • More non-federal input into the plan
  • Meeting topics / time allocation
  • Use of subcommittees and frequency/regularity of meetings

Next Steps to be Considered by FACA

  • Subcommittees review goals and strategies and determine if the goals need to be updated and consider if the right questions are being asked
  • Consider audiences for plan. Revisit structure of Annual Update to the Plan to more clearly articulate goals and measurable progress on goals
    • List strategies separately?
  • Possible creation of two separate lists of recommendations: one short-term and one long-term
    • Allow the FACA to be bold and still be practical
  • Agree upon metrics to be used to measure progress in achieving goals
  • Determine if the right people are around the table