State Plan Development Process
In 2020, the Council began the process of reviewing and updating the 2012 Maryland State Plan on ADRD. The Council undertook a thorough process to ensure the goals, strategies, and recommendations outlined in the 2012 State Plan were fully reassessed, enhanced, and refined to capture advances in knowledge and practice, as well as the changing needs of Maryland residents living with ADRD, their families, and caregivers.
In January 2021, the Council convened five workgroups, each tasked with reviewing and updating one of the five original goals outlined in the 2012 State Plan. The Council solicited public feedback in a series of open listening sessions, in addition to accepting written public comments on the draft State Plan.
State ADRD Plan Goals
The updated State Plan is oriented around five goals, providing a roadmap that addresses critical issues for people living with or at risk for ADRD, families, caregivers, health systems, and the community.
Goal 1: Expand efforts to support public awareness, prevention, and early detection of ADRD;
Goal 2: Enhance quality, access, and coordination of ADRD care;
Goal 3: Enhance and expand supports for family caregivers;
Goal 4: Advance ADRD research and encourage evidence-based practices; and
Goal 5: Enhance data capabilities related to dementia and dementia impact and effects of interventions.
Read the Maryland State Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: 2022-2026