Pharmacist and patient

New York State's Public Health Approach to
Alzheimer's Disease

Originally presented on February 21, 2019

Speakers:
Mary P. Gallant, PhD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Health Policy, Management and Behavior
University at Albany School of Public Health

Meghan Fadel
Director of Evaluation and Collaborative Projects
Bureau of Community Integration and Alzheimer’s Disease
Division of Long Term Care
New York State Department of Health

The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative (ADCSI) is a 5-year grant initiative funded through New York State Department of Health and designed to support caregivers and people with dementia in the community using evidence-based strategies. The ADCSI takes a two-pronged, systems approach to the investment—both focusing on community support while also equipping the medical system to provide early diagnoses, quality care management, and linkages to community services.

This webcast will profile the New York State’s Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative, including information on how to access services or refer to service providers in any area of the state. The speakers will share details on emerging findings from a multi-level evaluation being carried out by the University at Albany School of Public Health in collaboration with the New York State Department of Health. The webcast will include discussion of what the evaluation findings mean for New York State and the future of Alzheimer’s disease programs and policy.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on preliminary findings of the evaluation of the New York State Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Support Initiative and the programmatic and policy implications of the themes emerging from the evaluation.

Learning Objectives
After viewing the webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the NYSDOH Caregiver Support Initiative
  • List emerging findings from the evaluation of the NYSDOH Caregiver Support Initiative
  • Discuss policies relevant to Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving in New York State

Target Audience
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, local health department staff, community health workers, pharmacists, social workers and others that work with families providing care for people with Alzheimer’s disease.


CE credits expired for this activity on February 28, 2022.