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Healthy Brain Initiative: A Healthy Aging Research Network Study

Project Summary: 

HRA conducted focus groups in Chinese and Vietnamese communities to explore individuals’ perceptions and motivations about diseases that cause dementia and related disorders. This is a project under the CDC Prevention Research Center’s Healthy Aging Research Network. The network consists of nine universities that work together on healthy aging research topics.

Policy, Practice or Research Impacts: 

This study is an innovative, academic initiative that extends beyond traditional biomedical determinants of cognitive health and explores potential social determinants to brain health.

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Contact Person: 
Elaine Kurtovich
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Health Research for Action, UC Berkeley
Principal Investigators: 
Professors William Satariano and Susan Ivey
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Cognitive Health SubCommittee

CDC; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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