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California Healthy Brain Initiative Request for Application

Grants Awarded in 2020

California Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia (California Healthy Brain Initiative): Request for Application #19-10704 Alzheimer's Disease Program.

Announcement of Awards

July 31, 2020 - For a summary of project objectives for six (6) local health jurisdictions awarded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Chronic Disease Control Branch Alzheimer's Disease Program (ADP), please see CDPH California Healthy Brain Initiative Project Summaries (PDF) or Table 1 below.

Table 1. Summary of California Healthy Brain Initiative Projective Objectives, Target Populations, and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (ADRDs) Community Needs by Local Health Jurisdiction

Local Health Jurisdiction

(Subject)

CA HBI Objectives *Target PopulationsPreliminary-Identified Needs

LOS ANGELES

(Brain Health Promotions Model)

  • M, E) Targeted individual education to promote brain health

  • E) Broad public education on brain health

  • E) Education of community organizations and partner networks

  • E) Broad public education on elder abuse prevention

  • P) Partner network education on elder abuse prevention

  • P) Influence policy/systems change

  • W) Train health professionals, with special focus on those who care for the safety net populations with risk factors for ADRDs

Affected by ADRDs:

  • African Americans

  • Latinos

 

Workforce:

  • Public Health

  • Health Services

  • Mental Health

  • ADRDs mortality

  • ADRDs incidence

  • Risk factors/conditions:

    • Obesity

    • Diabetes

    • Hypertension

  • Caregiver mortality

  • Caregiver depression, stress, burnout

  • Caregiver supports:

    • Educational

    • Social

    • Medication management

    • Transportation

  • Medicare costs for ADRDs as primary condition

PLACER

(Community-Driven Model to Address Brain Health)

  • E) Educate the community on cognitive aging, community resources, caregiving well-being, emergency preparedness, and reducing stigma

  • M, P, W) Develop and implement policies and protocols to be adopted by first responders, elected officials, and stakeholders in support of the aging population

Affected by ADRDs:

  • Rural

Workforce:

  • Emergency Response:

    • First Responders

    • Emergency Department Staff

  • Elected Officials

  • Increasing aging population

  • ADRDs mortality

  • Medicare costs for ADRDs as primary condition

  • Long-term care facilities

  • Rural areas

  • Dementia-friendly environments

SACRAMENTO

(Targeted Individual Education to Promote Brain Health)

  • M) Community Needs Assessment: identify resources and gaps within target populations; Translate resources

  • E, W) Train medical and community-based organization (paraprofessionals) on improved care and resources

  • E) Conduct multilingual resource media campaign

Affected by ADRDs:

  • African Americans

  • Latinos

  • Informal Caregivers 

Workforce:

  • Medical Paraprofessionals and Professionals

  • Increasing aging population

  • Risk factors/conditions:

    • Obesity

    • Heart disease

    • Diabetes

    • Hypertension

    • Stroke

  • Social determinants:

    • Educational attainment

    • Social isolation

    • Housing

    • Food access

SAN DIEGO
(Broad Public Education on Brain Health)

  • M) Develop an updated prevalence estimate for ADRDs in our region

  • M, W) Educate the public health workforce and integrate ADRDs into local public health assessment and planning

  • E, P, W) Update Caregiver Handbook and abuse/neglect outreach materials to add new ADRDs information
    M, W, P) Develop tools for clinicians to educate patients about brain health, cognitive impairment, and early detection/diagnosis

  • E, P) Educate physicians on caregiver wellness and resources

  • E, P) Expand awareness of dementia resources, and promote adoption of dementia friendly policy, systems, and environment

  • E)  Raise awareness of the risk of abuse for individuals with dementia

  • E) Educate caregivers on dementia resources

  • P) Promote adoption of ADRDs best practices into healthcare systems

Affected by ADRDs:

  • Spanish-speaking

  • Arabic-speaking

  • Tagalog-speaking

  • Vietnamese-speaking

  • Informal Caregivers

Workforce:

  • Physicians

  • Health providers

  • Local Organizations:

    • Financial services

    • Transportation

    • Parks

    • Libraries

  • Public Health Professionals

  • Service Providers

  • ADRDs mortality

  • ADRDs incidence

  • ADRDs prevention efforts

  • Clinical care

  • Dementia-friendly environments

  • Technology

SANTA CLARA

(Dementia Prevention and Cognitive Health Promotion Through Community Education & Partnerships)

  • M, E) Deliver culturally tailored dementia prevention messaging, education, approaches to de-stigmatization and support for priority populations

  • E) Establish a multi-sector Learning Collaborative and ADRDs resource hubs

  • E) Deliver multilingual caregiver trainings 

  • E) Educate policymakers and support through advocacy

  • E) Integrate brain health into existing chronic disease prevention and social determinants of health work

  • E, P, W) Host two Brain Health Summits to convene and educate stakeholders, facilitate partnerships, and align goals

  • E, P, W) Lead nursing workforce workshop

Affected by ADRDs:

  • African Americans

  • Asian & Pacific Islanders

  • Women

  • Informal Caregivers

Workforce:

  • Health Professionals

  • Policymakers

  • ADRDs mortality

  • ADRDs incidence

  • Risk factors/conditions:

    • Hypertension

    • Obesity

  • Increasing aging population

  • Caregiver depression, stress, burnout

  • Policy

  • Lack of service coordination

SHASTA

(Public Education on Brain Health)

  • M, E) Media Campaign and community events to address:

    • Public education

    • Stigma

    • Available services

    • Public and first responder awareness to approach ADRDs

    • Protective factors

  • E, P, W) Provider education on:

    • Early diagnosis/disclosure

    • Local resource referral

    • Care planning

    • Caregiver health risks

  • E, P) Coordinate a network of volunteers to increase public awareness and education

Affected by ADRDs:

  • Rural Populations,

  • Informal Caregivers  

Workforce:

  • First Responders

  • Community Volunteers

  • Rural areas

  • ADRDs mortality

  • Increasing aging population

  • Social isolation

  • Health care access

  • Risk factors: Heart Disease, Obesity, Tobacco

  • Disease prevention

  • Food access

*CA HBI Objectives include four (4) four traditional domains of public health listed below:

  1. CA HBI Objective "M":  Monitoring data and evaluating programs to contribute to evidence-based practice.

  2. CA HBI Objective "E":  Education and empowerment of the public with regard to brain health and cognitive aging.

  3. CA HBI Objective "P":  Mobilizing public and private partnerships to engage local stakeholders in effective community-based interventions and best practice.

  4. CA HBI Objective "W":  Ensuring a competent workforce by strengthening the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health care professionals who deliver care and services to people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their family caregivers.

February 11, 2020 - The CDPH CDCB ADP is pleased to announce the intent to award six (6) local health jurisdictions in a one-time grant funding over three (3) consecutive fiscal years, totaling $4,500,000. For more information, please see CDPH California Healthy Brain Initiative Award Announcement (PDF) with list of awardees.

October 17, 2019 through January 6, 2020

The purpose of the CDPH California Healthy Brain Initiative Request for Application (RFA) (PDF) is to solicit applications from October 17, 2019 through January 6, 2020 from eligible local health jurisdictions to advance cognitive health as an integral component of public health. Local health jurisdictions that receive funds shall include up to two (2) rural counties and at least one (1) coastal county.

$4,500,000 shall be available for encumbrance or expenditure until June 30, 2022 to six (6) local health jurisdictions. CDPH will allocate $750,000 to each of the six (6) local health jurisdictions in one-time grant funding over three (3) consecutive fiscal years. The anticipated term is June 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022.

The amounts are derived from the California State General Fund to pilot local health jurisdictions to assist in local planning and preparation in two (2) or more of the four (4) areas listed below:

  1. Monitoring data and evaluating programs to contribute to evidence-based practice. (Required)
  2. Education and empowerment of the public with regard to brain health and cognitive aging.
  3. Mobilizing public and private partnerships to engage local stakeholders in effective community-based interventions and best practices.
  4. Ensuring a competent workforce by strengthening the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health care professionals who deliver care and services to people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their family caregivers.

    For more information on the RFA and how to submit an application, please view the Healthy Brain Initiative Request for Application (PDF), the Required Application Documents (WORD), and the Responses to Questions Submitted (PDF)

    Projected Timeline (subject to change):
Projected DateDescription
November 15, 2019

Last day to submit questions for Informational Teleconferences by 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Send questions to: AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov

December 5, 2019

Informational Webinar

10 AM to 12 noon Pacific Standard Time

Call-in Number: 1-877-810-9415

Access Code: 2763277

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Conference begins promptly at 10 AM Pacific Standard Time

January 6, 2020

Applications Due by 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Send in PDF file format to:  AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov

February 4, 2020
February 11, 2020
Notice of Intent to Award posted on ADP web page; Applicants notified by e-mail
February 18, 2020
February 25, 2020

Appeals must be sent by 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

E-mail to AlzheimersD@cdph.ca.gov

June 1, 2020Proposed Grant Effective Date

Background

The challenge of addressing cognitive health and caregiving is complex and public health agencies face many demands for their expertise and support that often exceed available resources. The Alzheimer's Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map (PDF) (referred to in this RFA as Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map) to advance cognitive health as an integral component of public health. The Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map outlines how to promote cognitive health, address cognitive impairment for people living in the community, and help meet the needs of caregivers.

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