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Action Institutes

The Brain Health Action Institute for Tribal Nations is designed to support Tribes and Tribal organizations in using the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for Indian Country to start conversations, as well as develop and plan strategies for improving brain health in their own communities. The Road Map for Indian Country is the first-ever public health guide focused on dementia in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities.

Recommended Action Institute participants include individuals who are already or aspire to be champions of brain health within their communities. This includes, but is not limited to Tribal leaders, health directors, clinicians, Tribal program staff and motivated community members.

By the end of the Action Institute, participants can expect to:

  • Clearly understand the impact of dementia on a community;
  • Understand the possible risk factors for dementia
  • Share and learn from other Tribes and subject matter experts;
  • Assess their existing Tribal community efforts for ADRD;
  • Prioritize Road Map for Indian Country actions that would have the greatest impact and feasibility in their community;
  • Use this opportunity to integrate actions for including dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, as well as caregivers of those with dementia in existing Tribal-wide plans and activities.
  • Have access to personalized technical assistance during the meeting
  • Feel a commitment to and excitement for moving forward with actions that can be taken in their communities.


This Action Institute will be held virtually, given current COVID-19 restrictions, September 16 and 17, 2020 from about 12:00-4:00pm each day.

For questions about participation or other please contact Nina Martin at 202-548-7299 or [email protected].

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In October 2019 NIHB together with the Alzheimer’s Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted a webinar “Facing Alzheimer’s Through Community Strengths.” This webinar
reviewed the background of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and resources to support Alzheimer’s and dementia prevention.

We also hosted a review of the Action Institute in early March along with our CDC partners, including an overview of the Road Map for Indian Country. You can access the recording here.

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Brain Health Learning Community

The National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB’s) Brain Health Learning Community met twice in 2021 to discuss the Roadmap for Indian Country strategies and approaches to addressing Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. The purpose of the learning community was to serve Tribal members and health professionals in addressing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in their communities. Participants shared best practices and discussed current barriers, along with hearing from subject matter experts. See the Resources page for links to the 2 learning community recordings.

Contact Us

To reach the NIHB, please contact [email protected]. For media inquiries, please contact Karrie Joseph ( [email protected] ).

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