National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update. Goal 5: Improve Data to Track Progress

08/01/2016

The Federal Government is committed to better understanding AD/ADRD and its impact on individuals, families, the health and long-term care systems, and society as a whole. Data and surveillance efforts are paramount to tracking the burden of AD/ADRD on individual and population health, and will be used to identify and monitor trends in risk factors associated with AD/ADRD, and assist with understanding health disparities among populations such as racial and ethnic minorities. HHS will make efforts to expand and enhance data infrastructure and make data easily accessible to federal agencies and other researchers. This data infrastructure will help HHS in its multi-level monitoring and evaluation of progress on the National Plan.