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What is the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease?

The National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) (P.L. 111-375), unanimously approved by Congress in 2010 and signed into law in 2011, required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a national strategic plan addressing the escalating Alzheimer's crisis and to update it annually. The first National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease was released in 2012.

What is the NAPA Reauthorization Act?

  • NAPA is set to expire in 2025. The NAPA Reauthorization Act will continue the work of the National Plan through 2035.

  • In addition the legislation: 

    • Adds new federal representative to the NAPA Advisory Council from the Department of Justice, the Social Security Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency;​

    • Requires that the National Plan include recommendations on reducing disparities among underrepresented populations; 

    • Ensures that NAPA includes efforts to promote healthy aging and risk reduction, consistent with the new goal.

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