Caring for our Caregivers
Our mission is to assist state, tribal, and local public health agencies nationwide in developing their dementia caregiving-focused programs and initiatives.

Supporting Public Health Agencies Nationwide

The Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving (PHCOE-DC) is a collaboration between the CDC and the University of Minnesota to support state, tribal and local public health agencies nationwide in implementing actions that protect the wellbeing and meet the needs of family members, friends, partners, and other unpaid caregivers of people with dementia, in line with CDC’s Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Public Health Partnership to Address Dementia: The 2018-2023 Road Map.

What We Do

We help public health agencies across the country developing their current programming and jump starting new initiatives to support dementia caregivers in their community.

Assistance

We provide expert technical assistance to state, tribal and local public health agencies for selecting their caregiving-related goals and implementing effective public health interventions to protect the wellbeing and meet the needs of dementia caregivers.

Resources

We disseminate and improve access to proven, evidence-based programs to support dementia caregivers, and create communication materials to inform public health officials and the public about the essential role of caregivers.

Collaboration

We facilitate connections and collaboration among public health agencies and a wide range of service organizations, non-profits, healthcare providers and other partners who serve people living with dementia and their caregiver.

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Latest News

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Member Organizations

A core strength of the PHCOE-DC is its robust member network of national organizations and leaders in the development and dissemination of tools, resources and evidence-based programs in the field of dementia caregiving.

Get in touch

Is your agency ready to implement dementia caregiving programming but unsure what public health strategy would be most effective? Do you need help adapting an existing program to diverse caregiver groups? Whatever your needs are, we are here to help you support dementia caregivers in your community.