The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act
Thanks to our hardworking advocates across the nation, AIM is leading the way to develop, introduce and grow support for laws like the bipartisan Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (P.L.115-406). Signed into law in 2018, this critical law is creating an Alzheimer’s public health infrastructure across the country to implement effective Alzheimer’s interventions focused on public health issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing avoidable hospitalizations.
The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act provides for funding to state, local and tribal public health departments to help them implement these effective Alzheimer’s interventions, established Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Public Health Centers of Excellence, and increased data analysis and timely reporting on Alzheimer’s, cognitive decline, caregiving and health disparities. Since its enactment, the CDC has made 66 awards to 45 state, local and tribal health departments.
Working with our tireless advocates and bipartisan congressional champions, the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM) was instrumental in the development, introduction and the passage of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act.
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The bipartisan BOLD Reauthorization Act will continue strengthening the Alzheimer’s and other dementia public health infrastructure in communities across the nation.
The bipartisan NAPA Reauthorization Act and the Alzheimer’s Accountability and Investment Act would build on the progress made over the last decade by continuing to promote rapid research and improve the delivery of clinical care and services for people living with Alzheimer’s.
Congress must continue to invest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and fund the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (P.L. 115-406) to strengthen the public health infrastructure across the country by implementing effective Alzheimer’s intervention focused on public health issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing avoidable hospitalizations.