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National Institute on Aging | The Leader in Aging Research

National Institute on Aging | The Leader in Aging Research: HHS is seeking comments on the draft National Plan to fully engage the Alzheimer’s disease community, the public, states, local governments, community based service organizations, the private sector and others in its development. Public comment will be accepted through March 30, 2012 and should be e-mailed to napa@hhs.gov. Creating and maintaining an integrated national plan to overcome Alzheimer’s disease is part of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) signed into law by President Barack Obama on January 4, 2011. The draft plan has five goals: Prevent and Effectively Treat Alzheimer’s Disease by 2025. Optimize Care Quality and Efficiency. Expand Supports for People with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Families Enhance Public Awareness and Engagement. Track Progress and Drive Improvement. These five goals, the supporting strategies and action steps proposed in the plan reflects input from the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services (http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/napa/#Council) and almost 100 public comments received on an initial framework for the draft.