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AB-388 Alzheimer’s disease.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) In 2018, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the “Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map,” which established a nationwide framework for addressing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
(b) The Healthy Brain Initiative advances cognitive health as an integral component of public health, proposing 25 specific actions in four traditional domains of public health.
(c) The action agenda included in the Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map provides a foundation for the public health community to anticipate and respond to the growing impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias on the nation and California, where a 30 percent increase in the affected population is projected by 2025.

SEC. 2.

 Section 125284 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

 (a) In order to plan and prepare for a historic increase in the population affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the department shall, to the extent resources are available, implement the action agenda items identified in the Healthy Brain Initiative, and notify the Legislature annually about activities conducted pursuant to this subdivision.
(b) (1) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, the department shall operate a pilot program in up to eight local health jurisdictions to develop local initiatives consistent with the Healthy Brain Initiative. Local health jurisdictions selected for the pilot program shall include up to two rural local health jurisdictions and at least one coastal local health jurisdiction. The department shall provide one-time grant funding over three consecutive fiscal years to pilot local health jurisdictions to assist in local planning and preparation in one or more of the following areas:
(A) Education and empowerment of the public with regard to brain health and cognitive aging.
(B) Mobilizing public and private partnerships to engage local stakeholders in effective community-based interventions and best practices.
(C) 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.
(D) Monitoring data and evaluating programs to contribute to evidence-based practice.
(2) The department shall establish a competitive request for application process through which a local health jurisdiction may apply to participate in the pilot program operated pursuant to paragraph (1) and receive grant funding. A local health jurisdiction that is selected to participate in the pilot program shall incorporate all of the following fundamental planning principles:
(A) Eliminating health disparities.
(B) Collaborating across multiple sectors.
(C) Leveraging public and private resources for sustained impact.
(3) (A) The department shall conduct an evaluation of the community-based solutions and innovations implemented by each pilot local health jurisdiction and produce a consolidated report describing best practices and making recommendations regarding which solutions and innovations are most feasible to replicate. The department shall provide a copy of the report to the Legislature by January 1, 2023.
(B) A report to be submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(c) For the purposes of this section, “Healthy Brain Initiative” means the report “Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018-2023 Road Map,” published by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, and as of that date is repealed.