The California Department of Public Health Awards Five Counties $750K Each for Alzheimer’s Research & Care Funding

The California Department of Public Health Awards Five Counties $750K Each for Alzheimer’s Research & Care Funding

The San Diego County Health Department received $750,000 for dementia research and services from the state of California, the California. The funding, originating from the California Healthy Brain Initiative and Local Public Health Partnerships program, totals $4.5 million going to a total of five public health agencies with identical grants. Each grant will be distributed between June 1, 2020 to 2022. The other counties to receive the funding include Los Angles, Placer, Sacramento, Santa Clara and Shasta Counties.

What is the California Healthy Brain Initiative and Local Public Health Partnerships program?

The California Healthy Brain Initiative seeks to implement the Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia roadmap developed by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the two organizations sought to outline how state and local public health agencies and their partners can continue to promote cognitive health, address cognitive impairment for people living in the community, and help meet the needs of care givers. 

The roadmap includes four domains of public health including 1) ...

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