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Healthy Brain Initiative: Supporting Tribal Partnerships for Implementing the Road Map for Indian Country

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National Indian Health Board
Aug 24, 2021

Sara Zdunek


The National Indian Health Board will provide grants for tribal health programs that use one or more strategies from the Road Map for Indian Country to address Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.

Strategies include:

Component 1: Educate and Empower

  • Work with community members to understand brain health, early warning signs of dementia, and benefits of early detection and diagnosis for persons with dementia and their caregivers
  • Encourage community members to use interventions, best practices, and traditional wellness practices to protect brain health, address cognitive impairment, and support persons with dementia and their caregivers
  • Provide information and tools to help older adults with dementia and their caregivers anticipate and respond to challenges that typically arise during the course of dementia
  • Promote engagement among tribal leaders in dementia issues by offering information and education on the basics of cognitive health and impairment, the impact of dementia on caregivers and communities, and the role of public health approaches in addressing the problem

Component 2: Collect and Use Data

  • Support collection and use of local data on dementia and caregiving in AI/AN communities to plan programs and approaches
  • Promote the inclusion of healthcare quality measures that address both cognitive assessments and the delivery of care to AI/ANs with dementia

Component 3: Strengthen the Workforce

  • Educate healthcare and aging services professionals in Indian Country about the signs and symptoms of dementia and about caregiving for persons with dementia
  • Educate healthcare and aging services professionals on the best ways to support families and caregivers of older adults with dementia

Eligible applicants include federally recognized tribal governments, tribal organizations, and inter-tribal consortia.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $15,000
Project period: 11 months
Estimated number of awards: 12

Application process

A link to the application instructions is available on the program website.

Email completed applications to Sara Zdunek.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Dementia · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare quality · Informal caregivers · Networking and collaboration · Public health · Statistics and data

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