Wednesday April 11, 2012
On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the
National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), requiring the Secretary of
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish
the National Alzheimer's Project. The law also establishes the
Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services and
requires the Secretary of HHS, in collaboration with the Advisory
Council, to create and maintain a national plan to overcome
Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Building on the preliminary work on this plan, on February 7,
2012, the Obama Administration announced a historic $156 million
investment to tackle Alzheimer's disease.
The draft of the National Plan is being submitted to the
Advisory Council for consideration and input. It was also be open
for public comment through March 30, 2012.
To read the draft in its entirety click on the following
National Alzheimer's Plan 2012