Eric was appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.  As a member of the National Advisory Council, Eric and his AFA staff's contributions are echoed in one-third of the plan's content especially the areas of  clinical care and long-term support services for the final released National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease.

About the National Alzheimer's Project

The National Alzheimer’s Project Act established the National Alzheimer’s Project, which will coordinate government efforts to prevent and treat the disease as well as create a national strategy for defeating Alzheimer’s disease. 

The Advisory Council is made up of 12 Federal and 12 non-Federal designees.  This Council provides the Secretary of Health and Human Services with an initial evaluation of all federally-funded efforts in Alzheimer’s research, clinical care and long-term services and supports.  Their recommendations include:

  • Priority actions to expand, eliminate, coordinate, or condense programs
  • How to reduce the financial impact of Alzheimer’s on Medicare and other federally funded programs as well as on the families living with Alzheimer’s disease
  • How to improve health outcomes.