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Milestone 12.G

Establish a partnership among NIH and other federal agencies to develop a national public education campaign to (1) eliminate the stigma of aging and dementia, (2) provide accurate evidence-based information on environmental and lifestyle factors associated with the development and maintenance of a healthy brain and cognition, and (3) educate patients, caregivers, physicians, and other stakeholders on the importance of patient enrollment into clinical trials as well as natural history and non-interventional studies that could yield biomarkers for precision medicine research.


Success Criteria

  • Launch national public education campaign to (1) eliminate the stigma of aging and dementia, (2) provide accurate evidence-based information on environmental and life-style factors associated with the development and maintenance of a healthy brain and cognition, (3) educate patients, caregivers, physicians, and other stakeholders on the importance of enrollment into clinical trials as well as natural history and non-interventional studies that could yield biomarkers for precision medicine research, and (4) encourage recruitment of diverse populations.

  • Launch a national campaign targeting primary physicians to inform their assessments of patients for cognitive impairment and encourage referrals to clinical research.

  • Disseminate ROAR toolkit, develop additional training material, and work with state and local aging services and public health providers to provide educational and training for their clients.


Research Implementation Area
Recruitment and Citizen Engagement
Timeline
2016–2025
Status
In Progress

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