CDPH Releases Healthy Brain Initiative Funding Opportunity for LHDs

Yesterday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Alzheimer’s Disease Program released the new California Healthy Brain Initiative Funding Opportunity Request for Applications (RFA). The RFA process opened October 17 and will close on January 6, 2020. $4.5 million is available to six local health jurisdictions, including up to two rural counties and at least one coastal county, to assist in the following local planning and preparation activities consistent with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthy Brain Initiative:

  • Monitoring data and evaluating programs to contribute to evidence-based practice.
  • Education and empowerment of the public with regard to brain health and cognitive aging.
  • Mobilizing public and private partnerships to engage local stakeholders in effective community-based interventions and best practices.
  • Ensuring a competent workforce by strengthening the knowledge, skills, and abilities of health care professionals who deliver care and services to people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their family caregivers.

Recall, this funding was allocated in the 2019-20 Budget Act. The anticipated award term is June 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022. An informational webinar regarding the funding opportunity will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Additional information and the application for funding is available here.