The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (Public Law 115-406)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Signed by President
Date of Last Action
Dec 31 2018
Congressional Session
115th Congress
Date Introduced
Nov 6 2017
Publication Date
Dec 13 2018

SciPol Summary

The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (PL 115-406) amends the Public Health Service Act to bring attention to Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases involving cognitive decline. The bill addresses these diseases through a number of strategies, including:

  • Issuing grants and awards to establish Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias public health centers of excellence to disseminate current information regarding these diseases to public health officials, health care professionals, and the public, and promote translating promising research into evidence-based therapeutic interventions;
  • Maintaining and disseminating up-to-date data on the incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias through various sources within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and
  • Promoting state public health programs focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias to educate and inform the public, improve early detection and diagnosis, curb avoidable hospitalizations, and bolster support of patients and their caregivers.
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