National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease: 2016 Update. Strategy 5.B: Monitor Progress on the National Plan

08/01/2016

Alzheimer's Association Care and Support Milestones Journal Article. In 2015, the Alzheimer's Association convened a workgroup of 14 experts from the fields of clinical care, LTSS, and care and support intervention research to recommend milestones for Goal 2 (care) and Goal 3 (support) of the National Plan. The purpose was to stimulate thinking about necessary federal and state policy actions to improve care and support over the next 10 years. It was also intended to encourage discussion by the Advisory Council and the Federal Government about the development of official care and support milestones under the National Plan, consistent with the biomedical research milestones established for Goal 1. In January 2016, the workgroup released 73 recommended milestones for Goal 2 and 56 recommended milestones for Goal 3. These recommendations were subsequently published in the March issue of Alzheimer's and Dementia.

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Healthy People 2020. CDC, in collaboration with NIH, released the baseline data for the Healthy People 2020 topic areas, Dementias Including Alzheimer's Disease. Additionally, CDC, NIH, ACL, and CMS participated in the Healthy People 2020 Progress Review on Older Adults and Dementias, Including Alzheimer's Disease.

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Non-Federal Items in the 2016 National Plan. The 2016 Plan Update includes a number of activities by non-federal partners. These partners were invited to contribute to the Plan Update to show progress made outside the federal agencies involved in NAPA and to expand the focus of the National Plan more broadly to national work. These items have been organized according to the goals and strategies of the Plan. Additionally, in an effort to clearly respond to the annual recommendations made by the non-federal members of the Advisory Council, the 2016 Plan Update includes an appendix (Appendix 2) in which relevant federal agencies have directly responded to the recommendations made by the public Advisory Council members. 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.

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