Translating Innovation to Impact

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This important meeting brought together researchers, implementers, and government thought-leaders to explore the state of translation of evidence-based interventions to help individuals with Alzheimer’s disease remain healthy and independent longer—whether at home or in the community—while also reducing stress on family caregivers. A series of expert panels explored successful models that have been brought to scale and how they are tied to payment sources, discussed models that did not translate well, and identified gaps in the research.

Forty invited participants attended the meeting, including researchers, providers, and federal staff responsible for research on evidence-based interventions and their translation to practice for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In addition to the Alliance for Aging Research and AoA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Institute on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, AARP, the Family Caregiver Alliance, and the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities, were represented at the meeting among many others.

Opening Remarks
Kathy Greenlee, Administration for Community Living and Assistant Secretary for Aging


  • Michelle Barclay, Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota
  • David Bass, PhD, Margaret Blenkner Research Inst of Benjamin Rose
  • Sandra Burgener, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, U of Illinois, Urbana
  • Christopher Callahan, MD, Indiana U Center for Aging Research
  • Leisa Easom, PhD, RN, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving
  • Laura Gitlin, PhD, Johns Hopkins Center for Innovative Care in Aging
  • Karen Hirschman, PhD, MSW, UPenn School of Nursing
  • Susan McCurry, PhD, U of Washington, AD Research Center
  • Mary Mittelman, DrPH, NYU Comprehensive Center on Brain Aging

Read the meeting pre-reads and the resulting whitepaper.

Watch the meeting video.

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