AIM is leading the way to advance policies to improve access to quality health care services for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease. The health care system, as it exists today, all too often fails both those living with dementia and their caregivers. Because of AIM's efforts with the Alzheimer's Association, addressing the shortcomings through better policies is now front and center on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies.
Working with bipartisan Congressional champions AIM was instrumental in the development and passage of the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256). Signed into law in December 2018, the law directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen the public health infrastructure across the country by implementing effective Alzheimer's interventions focused on public health issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing avoidable hospitalizations. The law also establishes Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Public Health Centers of Excellence, providing funding to state, local, and tribal public health departments, and increasing data analysis and timely reporting.
To ensure the law is fully implemented AIM is asking Congress to fully fund the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act at $20 million for Fiscal Year 2021.Learn more.