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.


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.


We, in Idaho, recognize the importance of brain health and wellness for all ages, and unite to provide an unrivaled level of coordinated support and care for individuals and families facing the challenges of Alzheimer's and related dementias.

ADRD Alliance Documents

ADRD in Idaho
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
  • Susan Melchiore, Geriatrician, On Site for Seniors
  • Sarah Toevs, Boise State’s Center for the Study of Aging
  • Mike Hirschi,  Area V Agency on Aging
  • 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 on the first Wednesday of the month, quarterly, from 1:30-3:30 pm MDT. The next meeting is on Wednesday, August 2, 2023.

View ADRD Alliance meeting agendas, attachments, and minutes

To be notified of future alliance meetings and communications, please provide your contact information in this Form.

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

  • Dementia Friends Virtual Session for the ADRD Alliance on May 31, 2023 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm MT. To register and receive the link to join, please call 208-459-6003 or email
  • The ADRD Program was able to fund a 6-part series with Project ECHO Idaho on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Registration is free and sessions run January through May 2023.
  • Dementia Friends May & June 2023 Session Schedule
  • Idaho Hispanic/American Indian Healthcare Conference: Creating a Culture of Equity, June 7-8, 2023, at the College of Southern Idaho, in Twin Falls. CE/CMEs are available. For more information contact 208-334-3776 or click here to register.
  • Do you know of some great resources for ADRD and family caregivers? The Idaho Caregiver Alliance is updating their online Resource Library to include more information about services and supports available to individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. Please share your knowledge of ADRD resources available in Idaho and in your community by completing the following link—you can submit more than one resource, too! Please use the following LINK to add ADRD resources to the library. 
  • 2022, June, Idaho ADRD staff participated in a national panel discussion at the Public Health Opportunities and Challenges of Dementia Caregiving conference.
  • 2022, June, the formation of the ADRD Alliance Strategic Planning Subcommittee.
  • 2022, June, the launch of the ADRD social media campaign for Brain Health Month.
  • 2022, May-June, the launch of the Idaho ADRD awareness and education media campaign.
  • 2022, May, completed the Idaho ADRD Landscape Analysis and the Needs-Based Assessment Report.
  • 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.


Phone: 208-334-5928