Idaho Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Alliance

ADRD Alliance is a statewide collaboration of Idahoans, individuals, caregivers, public officials, and community agencies throughout Idaho who work on or are affected by Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias.

Priorities

Develop a revised state action plan. The state action plan and work of the Alliance will determine the direction of focus as Idaho expands awareness of ADRD across the lifespan and to embrace family caregivers, including education on brain health, benefits of early detection, ADRD education, supports and services, and risk reduction.

 

ADRD in Idaho
27,000
Idahoans have received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
Steering Committee members
  • Tiffany Robb, ADRD Program Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (Alliance Chair)
  • Judy Taylor, Idaho Commission on Aging
  • Lynn Fyanes, Idaho Commission on Aging
  • Francoise Cleveland, AARP Idaho
  • Lisa Anderson, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter
  • Adrean Cavener, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho Chapter
  • Susan Melchiore, Geriatrician, On Site for Seniors
  • Sarah Toevs, Boise State’s Center for the Study of Aging
  • Marilyn Sword, Idaho Caregiver Alliance and the Family Caregiver Navigator Program
  • Rebecca Lee, Idaho State Veterans Home Lewiston
  • Angie Bailey, Chronic Disease Section Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Alliance meetings

ADRD Alliance Meetings are held virtually via WebEx the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30-4:30 pm MST/MDT.*

*Schedule changes: May meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm MT in conjunction with the Idaho Caregiver Alliance Quarterly Meeting. June meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 1:30 - 4:30 pm MT. Regular scheduling will resume in July 2022.

View ADRD Alliance meeting agendas and minutes

Healthy Brain Resource Center

The Healthy Brain Resource Center is a valuable, easy-to-navigate website for ADRD Alliance members to find credible resources from organizations and agencies across both the public and private sectors. 

About ADRD Alliance

Announcements
  • May 18 & May 19, 2022: Taking a Stand Against Elder Abuse event hosted by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Adult Protection Services at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center. View event flyer.
  • June 14 & 15, 2022The BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Caregiving invites public health leaders from across the country to Minneapolis, MN, to its national conference and networking event, "The Public Health Opportunities and Challenges of Dementia Caregiving." The conference will explore dementia caregiving through the public health lens and discuss opportunities for collaboration across sectors that can advance the national agenda for supporting family caregivers of people living with dementia. Please see conference agenda for the complete list of topics, speakers, and panelists. Register today, Register here
Timeline
  • 2022, March, the formation of the ADRD Marketing Workgroup.
  • 2021, November, the launch meeting for the statewide ADRD Alliance.
  • 2021, August, the formation of the ADRD Steering Committee.
  • 2021, July, the ADRD Program’s Health Program Manager was hired.
  • 2021, July, Idaho was notified of being awarded 2 years of CDC BOLD funding, effective September 30, 2021.
  • 2021, Governor Little and the Idaho Legislators approved state funding to a new ADRD Public Health Program, to go into effect July 2021.
  • 2020, Office of Performance and Evaluation produced and delivered the State Response to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Report.
  • 2013, the Idaho Alzheimer’s Planning Group developed and delivered the 2013 State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias.
Contact Us

To get involved in the ADRD Alliance, please contact the ADRD Program team.

Email: ADRD@dhw.idaho.gov

Phone: 208-810-0048