Meeting Archive:
The Healthy Brain Initiative: Improving Dementia Outcomes for African American and Asian American Pacific Islander Populations


Meeting Description:
A full-fledged public health response is needed to improve outcomes for Alzheimer’s and other dementias, which increasingly is impacting communities.  The new Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia: The 2018- -2023 Road Map (RM) has a central goal of reducing disparities among underserved populations.  The HBI Road Map’s quick-start guide has 25 actions to promote brain health, increase early detection, enhance safety and quality of care, and support caregivers’ health and effectiveness.  Webinar participants will learn about health education and health promotion initiatives that implement Road Map actions and aim to improve outcomes among African Americans, Asian American, and Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN).
 
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to describe how health education and health promotion expertise is required for effective implementation of the new Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map.
  2. Participants will be able to describe at least two innovative examples of Road Map implementation efforts that seek to improve outcomes for African American and Asian American Pacific Islanders Communities.
 
 
Details
Date: Fri, Dec 7, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): SOPHE Education
 Presenter Information
Molly French, MS
 
Molly is the Director of Public Health at the Alzheimer’s Association where she directs all aspects of a complex, multi-year initiative to mobilize public health to act on Alzheimer’s disease as a priority issue.  She has over 15 years of experience in leading initiatives to improve the well-being of Americans.  She previously worked as the Director of Policy Research for Partnership for Prevention and the Director of Medical Affairs and Director of California Telehealth & Telemedicine Center for the California Hospital Association.  She has a BA in International Relations from Drake University and an MS in Community and Regional Planning from The University of Texas at Austin.

Lisa C. McGuire, PhD
 
Currently serves as the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Prevention Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Division of Population Health.  She is responsible for administrative, budgetary, supervisory, programmatic and scientific activities.  Also served on the Healthy Aging in Action Team, a project of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging; the Healthy Brain Initiative: The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships; and developed a Public Health Approach to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia undergraduate curriculum.  She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Denison University, an M.A in Developmental Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology, and a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Bowling Green State University; and had a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Gerontology Center at The Pennsylvania State University.

Marci Getz, MPH
 
Marci is currently the Healthy Aging Strategic Initiatives and Integration Director for the Washington State Department of Health, where she represents the agency on the Dementia Action Collaboration, directs activities in the Health Promotion and Communication Section.  She also co-wrote, was awarded, and managed a grant from the National Alzheimer’s Association and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.  She has a BA in Psychology, Women’s Studies Thematic from Michigan State University and her MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.