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Explaining the Recently Enacted National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA)

February 4, 2011

BrightFocus Foundation

On January 4th, the U.S. government signed NAPA into law. The passing of NAPA will bring about an integrated National plan aimed at defeating Alzheimer's disease, and it will coordinate and provide information to Alzheimer's research and services across all Federal agencies. It's also aimed at accelerating treatments that could halt, prevent, or even reverse the course of Alzheimer's disease. 

NAPA will coordinate with international bodies in an effort to create deeper integration and communication in the fight against Alzheimer's disease globally.

Some of NAPA's specific goals include:

  • Development of an early diagnosis
  • Coordination of care and treatment of US citizens who have Alzheimer's disease,
  • Eensuring that racial and ethnic populations are included in clinical research, and service efforts.

It's crucial that the administration remain committed to the promises they made when enacting NAPA, and on behalf of the millions of American's living with Alzheimer's disease, we urge the U.S. government to swiftly and successfully implement this important new law. 

Learn more about the priorities of NAPA.



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