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HHS - 76866 - Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAdvisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and ServicesAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number76866
Original Establishment Date5/23/2011Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*22
Current Charter Date8/10/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter8/10/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/31/2025Designated Federal Officer First Name*Helen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Lamont
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPhD
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 111-375 (42 U.S.C. 11225), the National Alzheimer’s Project ActDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 260-6075
Effective Date Of Authority*1/4/2011Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services meets quarterly to discuss programs that impact people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caregivers. The Advisory Council shall make recommendations about ways to reduce the financial impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to improve the health outcomes of people with these conditions. The Advisory Council shall provide feedback on a National Plan for Alzheimer’s disease. On an annual basis, the Advisory Council shall evaluate the implementation of the recommendations through an updated national plan.
How is membership balanced?*The Advisory Council shall consist of at least 10 Federal members including designees from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration on Aging, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Indian Health Service, Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Veterans Affairs, Food and Drug Administration, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Surgeon General. The Advisory Council shall also consist of 12 non-federal members selected by the Secretary or designee who are Alzheimer’s patient advocates, one of whom is living with dementia (2), Alzheimer’s caregivers (2), health care providers (2), representatives of State health departments (2), researchers with Alzheimer’s-related expertise in basic, translational, clinical, or drug development science (2), and voluntary health association representatives (2). The Secretary, or designee, shall appoint one of the members to serve as the Chair. In order to ensure reasonable continuity of membership, half of the initial members shall be invited to serve 2 year terms and half of the initial members shall be invited to serve 4 year terms. After the first two years, members shall be invited to serve for overlapping 4 year terms, except that any member appointed to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. A member may serve after the expiration of the member’s term until a successor has taken office. Non-federal members will serve as Special Government Employees.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Advisory Council meets four times a year to discuss progress made on dementia research, care, and services. The Council also uses these quarterly meetings to discuss and create recommendations, which are sent to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to Congress for possible action. The quarterly meetings allow the Council to have enough time to consider and evaluate progress and programs on dementia around the country. Meetings also have themes, where experts are invited to provide insight into less well-known issues around dementia, and to help the Council focus in on gaps in information and research.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is required by Public Law 111-375 (42 U.S.C. 11225), the National Alzheimer’s Project Act.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not applicable- all meetings are open.
Recommendation RemarksIn FY2021, this Advisory Committee released the following recommendations: Please note that these recommendations were made and adopted during the 7/19/2021 meeting.

The Advisory Committee also provided input on the 2021 Update to the National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, available at


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*230Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe recommendations include recommendations made to the Secretary of HHS, other federal agencies, Congress, states and healthcare providers.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*30.87%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment71/230Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*60.43%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment139/230Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Federal agencies provide feedback and formal responses at the Council meetings as part of their updates. Recommended items are often implemented in the National Plan.Narrative Description*The Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services consists of 22 members who meet quarterly to discuss the efficacy of government programs targeting the needs of individuals and caregivers coping with the consequences of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. On an annual basis, the Advisory Council makes recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and to Congress. To the extent possible, these recommendations are incorporated into the annually-updated National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$11,250.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$15,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$22,302.72Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$25,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$126,211.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$135,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$73,470.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$75,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$4,760.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$20,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$1,187.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$6,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$239,180.72Est. Total Next FY*$276,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/29/2022 10:31 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.75
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.75Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Federal Government
Public Health
Health and Health Research


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040485Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2021
 COM-038760Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2020
 COM-036643Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2019
 COM-034857Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2018
 COM-001623Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2017
 COM-002295Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2016
 COM-004121Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2015
 COM-004680Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2014
 COM-005931Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2013
 COM-006580Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2012
 COM-008365Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services2011