NEW National Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) project through the HealthMatters Program in partnership with the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia is one of the Component B projects with the CDC’s National Healthy Brain Initiative (CDC-RFA-DP20-2003).

As a Component B recipient, we aim to support people with IDD and their caregivers by developing and implementing public health strategies to improve the quality of life of PwIDD. We also aim to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs) among PwIDD as a public health issue and support caregivers to care for PwIDD and care for themselves. The purpose of our project is to concentrate current efforts being done in the fields of ADRD and IDD fields into one Community of Practice for PwIDD, their caregivers, healthcare providers, public health and policy stakeholders.

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