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Cognitive Health Disparities Research & National Policy

Washington, DC United States

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The National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) was signed into law by President Obama in January of 2011 and requires the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address NAPA’s goals include creating and maintaining an integrated national plan to overcome Alzheimer’s disease, coordinating Alzheimer’s disease research and services across all federal agencies, accelerating the development of interventions and treatments that would prevent, halt, or reverse the course of Alzheimer’s disease and improving early diagnosis and coordination of care and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The growing ethnic and racial diversity of our aging population has important scientific and translational implications for NAPA. This conference will present up to date findings and address research and translational priorities highlighting the importance of growing ethnic and racial diversity for NAPA. For more information: http://www.rcmar.ucla.edu/gsa14/