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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:
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].
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.
The National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB’s) Brain Health Learning Community meets bi-monthly to discuss the Roadmap for Indian Country strategies and approaches to addressing Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. The purpose of the learning community is to serve Tribal members and health professionals in addressing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in their communities. Participants will be able to share best practices and discuss current barriers, along with hearing from subject matter experts.
The first learning community was held July 29th, 2021, at 2:30pm ET. The focus of this learning community was on educating and empowering community members, people experiencing dementia, and caregivers. The featured speakers were Nicole Lomay, Senior Outreach Program at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and Mary Weston, AAA, Region 8 Program Manager at the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona.