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Wisconsin Gets Grant Funding to Support People Living with Dementia and Their Families

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) a grant to support people living with dementia and their family caregivers. DHS is one of 15 public health programs across the country to be awarded the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Disease grant from the CDC. DHS will partner with organizations to develop and enhance public health strategies for risk prevention, timely diagnosis, disease management, and caregiver support. Additional grant partners include the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, the Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the University of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The three-year grant began on September 30, 2020. DHS will receive approximately $300,000 per year. There are approximately 120,000 Wisconsinites living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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