HHS Launches Brain Health Initiative

HHS Launches Brain Health Initiative The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living has launced a brain health initiative. A new site provides current, evidence-based information and resources related to brain health. Using this information, you can educate yourself and help others learn about how to promote brain health, including connections to health screenings, exercise programs, chronic disease self-management education, fall prevention programs, and behavioral health programs. The Brain Health Resource, jointly developed by the Administration for Community Living, National Institutes for Health (NIH), and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has four parts.

  • A PowerPoint presentation that will help older adults and their caregivers learn how to reduce risks that may be related to brain health. This presentation covers:
    • Aging and health
    • Good health and the normal aging brain
    • Threats to brain health
    • Healthy aging for your body and brain.
  • An accompanying Educator Guide that provides additional information for presenters to share with audiences.
  • A one-page handout for older adults and caregivers called ‰ÛÏBrain Health as You Age: You Can Make a Difference!‰Û
  • A supplementary handout ‰ÛÏBrain Health as You Age: Key Facts and Resources,‰Û which includes basic information and resources for the topics covered in the presentation.

All of the information in the slides and accompanying material was reviewed by the NIH and the CDC in 2014. If you have any questions about the materials or how to use them, please contact jane.tilly@acl.hhs.gov.