RENO, Nev. (News 4-Fox 11) — The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services participating in the Healthy Brain Initiative Planning Lab along with eight other states, according to the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Health officials say the planning lab is designed to assist states as they develop strategies to address Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia as chronic conditions.
DHHS will be able to collaborate with other states and build a coordinated public health program that can integrate with existing programs in Nevada.
“The inclusion of Nevada in this planning lab will be a great benefit as we work to develop a statewide public health response to the Alzheimer’s epidemic. It is a chance to build partnerships with providers and those living with this disease,” said Richard Whitley, director of the Department of Health and Human Services. “I am proud of the team at DHHS for their work on this public health concern, and I offer my thanks to the Association for including Nevada in this opportunity.”The Healthy Brain Initiative Planning Lab is a collaboration between the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials and the Alzheimer’s Association with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.