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California Healthy Brain Initiative Grants 2020–2022

Project Update (Reporting Period: 12/31/2020–6/30/2021)

November 19, 2021 - Local health jurisdictions (LHJs) have demonstrated strategic advancement of the California Healthy Brain Initiative (CA HBI) Objectives.* For a summary of the CA HBI LHJs project implementation, please see the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) CA HBI Project Update (PDF) by LHJ. 


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 RFA #19-10704 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.

Grants Awarded in 2020

CA HBI State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia (CA HBI): Request for  Application (RFA) #19-10704 Alzheimer's Disease Program (ADP).

July 31, 2020 - For a summary of project objectives for six (6) LHJs awarded by the CDPH Chronic Disease Control Branch ADP, please see CDPH California Healthy Brain Initiative Project Summaries (PDF)

*CA HBI Objectives include four (4) 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 announced the intent to award six (6) LHJs  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.

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