National Plans to Address Alzheimer's Disease

08/31/2016

The National Plan, originated in 2012, establishes five ambitious goals to both prevent future cases of Alzheimer's disease and to better meet the needs of the millions of American families currently facing this disease.

  • Prevent and Effectively Treat Alzheimer's Disease by 2025.
  • Optimize Care Quality and Efficiency.
  • Expand Supports for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Their Families.
  • Enhance Public Awareness and Engagement.
  • Track Progress and Drive Improvement.

 

Table of Contents

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2015 Update

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2014 Update

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease

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National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update

This is the 2016 Update to the National Plan. In order to create a more focused and accessible document, agencies have provided narrative descriptions of those activities that were completed in 2015, as well as some which are ongoing and have important updates. This is an attempt to provide a clear report of progress that was made since the last plan update in July 2015.

The National Plan was never designed to be a "Federal Plan". The 2016 Plan Update includes a number of activities and projects submitted by non-federal partners. These items have been organized according to the Goals and Strategies in the Plan. Active engagement of public and private sector stakeholders is critical to achieving these national goals. In the case of many of the long-range activities, the path forward will be contingent upon resources, scientific progress, and focused collaborations across many partners. Over time, HHS will work with the Advisory Council and stakeholders to incorporate and update additional transformative actions.

Additionally, in an effort to clearly respond to the annual recommendations made by the non-federal members of the Advisory Council, the 2016 National Plan Update includes an appendix in which relevant federal agencies have directly responded to the recommendations made by the Advisory Council. Fulfilling the recommendations is contingent on limitations on legislative authority, resources, and data among the federal agencies and the Federal Government, and this appendix makes clear which recommendations have been addressed and which would require congressional authority or additional resources.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update

 

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2015 Update

This is the 2015 Update to the National Plan. In order to create a more focused and accessible document, agencies have provided narrative descriptions of those activities that were completed in 2014, as well as some which are ongoing and have important updates. This is an attempt to provide a clear report of progress that was made since the last plan update in April 2014. For more information about ongoing or previously completed projects, please consult Appendix 2: Implementation Milestones.

The activities outlined in this National Plan vary in scope and impact, and include: (1) immediate actions that the Federal Government has taken and will take; (2) actions toward the goals that can be initiated by the Federal Government or its public and private partners in the near term; and (3) longer-range activities that will require numerous actions to achieve. This is a national plan and not a federal plan. Active engagement of public and private sector stakeholders is needed to achieve these national goals. In the case of many of the long-range activities, the path forward will be contingent upon resources, scientific progress, and focused collaborations across many partners. Over time, HHS will work with the Advisory Council and stakeholders to incorporate and update additional transformative actions.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2015 Update

2015 PRESS RELEASE: White House Conference on Aging: Combating Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

2015 WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: The White House Conference on Aging

 

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2014 Update

This is the 2014 Update to the National Plan. Like the original, this update includes recommendations for priority actions. The activities outlined in this plan vary in scope and impact and include: (1) immediate actions that the Federal Government will take; (2) actions toward the goals that can be initiated by the Federal Government or its public and private partners in the near term; and (3) longer-range activities that will require numerous actions to achieve. This is a National Plan and not a federal plan. Active engagement of public and private sector stakeholders are needed to achieve the goals. In the case of many of the long-range activities, the path forward will be contingent on resources, scientific progress, and focused collaborations across many partners. Over time, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will work with the Advisory Council and stakeholders to incorporate additional transformative actions.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2014 Update

2014 PRESS RELEASE: 2014 National Alzheimer's Disease Plan Available

 

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update

This is the 2013 Update to the National Plan. Like the original, this update includes recommendations for priority actions. The activities outlined in this plan vary in scope and impact and include: (1) immediate actions that the Federal Government will take; (2) actions toward the goals that can be initiated by the Federal Government or its public and private partners in the near term; and (3) longer-range activities that will require numerous actions to achieve. This is a National Plan and not a federal plan. Active engagement of public and private sector stakeholders are needed to achieve the goals. In the case of many of the long-range activities, the path forward will be contingent on resources, scientific progress, and focused collaborations across many partners. Over time, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will work with the Advisory Council and stakeholders to incorporate additional transformative actions.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2013 Update

2013 PRESS RELEASE: HHS Releases 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Update

 

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease

This is the first National Plan. This plan includes a detailed listing of current federal activities and, as directed by NAPA, initial recommendations for priority actions to expand, eliminate, coordinate or condense programs. The activities outlined in this plan vary in scope and impact and include: (1) immediate actions that the Federal Government will take; (2) actions toward the goals that can be initiated by the Federal Government or its public and private partners in the near term; and (3) longer-range goals that will require numerous actions to achieve. This is a National Plan and not a federal plan. It will require the active engagement of public and private sector stakeholders to achieve. In the case of many of the long-range goals, the path forward will be contingent on resources, scientific progress, and focused collaborations across many partners. Over time, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work with the Advisory Council and stakeholders to add additional transformative actions.

A critical part of optimizing resources is ensuring coordination of the implementation of the National Plan with implementation of other HHS-wide plans and strategies, including Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Strategic Framework (2010), the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities (2011), National Prevention Strategy (2011), and HHS Strategic Plan (2010-2015). Appendix 2 provides a crosswalk of the Goals and Strategies of this plan with the Goals, Objectives, and Strategies of these related efforts. The alignment of these plan components will facilitate progress across plans as they are each carried out.

National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease

PRESS RELEASE: Obama Administration Presents National Plan to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

New HHS Alzheimer's Website


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