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Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Planning Committee

Earlier this year, Governor Tom Corbett issued an executive order creating the Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease Planning Committee, and named Secretary of Aging Brian Duke as Chairman.

The Committee will develop a comprehensive state plan by February 2014 that prescribes ways to address the Alzheimer's disease crisis in Pennsylvania.

An estimated 280,000 Commonwealth residents are living with Alzheimer’s disease; and the number is closer to 400,000 when adding in those living with related dementias.

The Committee will look at needs and research trends, study existing resources and formulate an effective response strategy to the rising number of those affected by the disease.

The Committee is comprised of 26 members from various geographic regions of the Commonwealth, including state policy leaders, legislators, leaders in research and advocacy and those personally affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

This webpage was created for the citizens of Pennsylvania to provide information about the Committee’s work, as well as to collect public input.

Members

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Executive Order 2013-01

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Meetings/ Agendas

June 7 HARRISBURG - Rachel Carson Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101. Agenda: click here, Meeting Minutes: click here

July 15 HARRISBURG - Rachel Carson Building, 2nd Floor Auditorium, 400 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17101, Agenda: click here , Meeting Minutes: click here

August 8 STATE COLLEGE - Center for Healthy Aging, Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building, University Park, PA 16802. Flyer: click here. Agenda: click here Meeting Minutes: Click here

August 13 SCRANTON - Penn State Worthington Scranton, Gallagher Conference Center, 120 Ridge View Drive, Dunmore, PA 18512 . Flyer: click here. Agenda: click here Meeting Minutes: Click here

August 15 PHILADELPHIA - University of Pennsylvania, Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Flyer: click here. Agenda: click here Meeting Minutes: Click here.

September 16 CLARION - Clarion Hospital, One Hospital Drive, Clarion, PA 16214. Flyer: click here. Agenda: click here. Parking Information: Click Here Meeting Minutes: Click here

September 17 PITTSBURGH - University of Pittsburgh, William Pitt Union Building 3959 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Flyer: click here. Agenda: click here Parking Information: Click Here Meeting Minutes: Click here

October 25 HARRISBURG - Rachel Carson State Office Building, Room 105 (1st Floor), 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Agenda: Click Here. Parking Information: Click Here Meeting Minutes: Click here

November 21 HARRISBURG - Rachel Carson State Office Building, Room 105 (1st Floor), 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Agenda: Click Here. Parking Information: Click Here Meeting Minutes: Click here

December 19 HARRISBURG - Rachel Carson State Office Building, Room 105 (1st Floor), 400 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Agenda: Click Here. Parking Information: Click Here

People with a disability who require an accommodation to attend a public meeting are asked to notify Amy Comarnitsky at 717-425-5115 at least three days in advance so the appropriate accommodations can be made.

 

 

Press Releases

Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease Planning Committee Holds First Meeting

Governor Corbett Appoints Members to Pennsylvania Alzheimer's Disease State Planning Committee

Governor Corbett Signs Executive Order Creating Alzheimer's Disease Committee

News Articles

Valley Well Represented on Alzheimer's Panel

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett Signs Executive Order Creating Alzheimer's Disease Committee

Corbett Appoints Members to Pa. Alzheimer's Disease State Planning Committee

Governor Corbett Signs Order Creating Alzheimer's Disease Committee

Pittsburgh Researchers Look for Ways to Prevent Depression in Seniors

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Resources 

PDA's Alzheimer's Resource Page

National Alzheimer's Plan 2014 Update

Other State Alzheimer's Plans

Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services Meetings

The Mental Health and Seubstance Use Workforc for Older Adults: In Whose Hands? (2012)

Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce (2008)

World Alzheimer's Report 2013

Contact the Committee

Email: alzstateplan@pa.gov

Phone: 717-425-5115

Address: 555 Walnut Street, Forum Place 5th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101