ASTHO Event

Mission Possible: Changing the Course of Dementia, A Growing Public Health Crisis

October 18, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

This page refers to an event that occurred in the past.

What once was just a medical and aging issue is now also a rising public health concern. Each year, Alzheimer's and other dementias increasingly impact older Americans, their families, and communities and escalate government expenditures. More than ever, public health has a critical role to play in changing the course of dementia.

Join the Mission Possible: Changing the Course of Dementia, A Growing Public Health Crisis webinar, hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, CDC, NACDD and ASTHO, to learn how advances in scientific understanding translate into opportunities to apply a life-course approach to Alzheimer's.

State health and chronic disease leaders will present real-world examples of public health approaches to Alzheimer's, particularly in the areas of promoting brain health and early detection and diagnosis. These strategies are among the actions recommended in the new Healthy Brain Initiative's State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map, a quick-start guide for public health leaders on changing the course of dementia. The webinar will also provide:

  • The case for public health action.
  • 10 ripe-for-action Road Map strategies.
  • Ready-to-use resources to promote brain health, expand early detection and diagnosis, improve safety and quality of care for people living with dementia, and attend to caregivers' health and well-being.

Visit the Mission Possible: Changing the Course of Dementia, A Growing Public Health Crisis webinar registration page for more information.

Add to Outlook