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CDC Component B Grant Project Collaboration

Updated: Dec 23, 2022

Elderly woman with a face covering walking outside using a walker

In September 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the award of a five-year grant to the University of Illinois at Chicago for its 'Healthy Brain Initiative for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' project. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (CDC-RFA-DP20-2003) National Healthy Brain Initiative’s Component B recipients are to support populations with a high burden of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to develop and implement public health strategies guided by the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map Series. As one of three national awards, the UIC Component B recipient, began its five-year project on September 30, 2020. Its aim is to support people with intellectual disability and their caregivers by developing and implementing public health strategies to improve the quality of their lives. The project will also work to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRDs) among people with intellectual disability as a public health issue and support the needs of their caregivers. The NTG is a partner on the grant and will collaborate in developing many of the materials which will be used as resources as well as bring into the project technical assistance on coping with COVID-19. Information on the project is available at the HealthMatters Program website.


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