All levels of government, the private sector, and individuals should collaborate to develop policies that promote shared decisionmaking between consumers, family caregivers, and their health care t
Policymakers should make the maintenance of cognitive health a public health priority. This includes:
Policymakers should mitigate the immediate effects of climate change events on the health of older adults and other vulnerable populations.
Policymakers and health care administrators must conduct adequate emergency preparedness planning.
Policymakers should collaborate to identify, develop, fund, and implement timely, effective response plans for national, state, and local public health crises.
Federal and state governments should ensure the collection and public reporting of comprehensive, accurate data during an epidemic or pandemic and other public health crises or natural disasters.
Health care providers, businesses, schools, organizations, and individuals should be educated about behavioral risk factors for contracting and spreading serious communicable diseases.