Healthy Brain Initiative by CDC and Alzheimer’s Association

The CDC has report­ed a joint ini­tia­tive with the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion to cre­ate the Healthy Brain Ini­tia­tive: A Nation­al Pub­lic Health Roadmap for Cog­ni­tive Health. Some quotes from their announcement:

  • In order to main­tain and improve the cog­ni­tive per­for­mance of all adults, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion (CDC) and the Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion today released the first-ever Nation­al Pub­lic Health Road Map to Main­tain­ing Cog­ni­tive Health (Road Map) at the 2nd Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion Inter­na­tion­al Con­fer­ence on Pre­ven­tion of Demen­tia in Wash­ing­ton, DC.”
  • The Road Map high­lights the impor­tance of main­tain­ing and improv­ing cog­ni­tive health to the over­all health of the nation. The Road Map is both a call to action and a guide for imple­ment­ing a coor­di­nat­ed approach to rais­ing the pub­lic’s aware­ness about cog­ni­tive health and increas­ing the nation’s com­mit­ment to under­stand­ing both the risks for cog­ni­tive decline and ways of main­tain­ing brain health.”
  • Efforts to main­tain and improve pub­lic health have focused mostly
    ‘below the neck,’ address­ing dis­eases and con­di­tions affect­ing the heart
    and oth­er bod­i­ly organs,” said Har­ry Johns, Alzheimer’s Association
    Pres­i­dent and CEO. “The Nation­al Pub­lic Health Road Map to Maintaining
    Cog­ni­tive Health shifts the focus ‘above the neck’ to draw atten­tion to
    main­tain­ing the health of our brains, which arguably is the most important
    organ in our bodies.”

We hope the mes­sage gets well-heard!

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