Do you know the impact of cognitive impairment in your state?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with the states to collect that data to identify the health problems in each state to support health policy development, according to Lynda Anderson, chief of Healthcare and Aging Studies at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Anderson detailed the CDC’s work in the workshop, State Policy Challenges as More Seniors Live Longer, Friday during The Council of State Governments 75th Anniversary Spring Meeting.
The states lack information on cognitive impairment, she said. The CDC project, she said, has developed data to show what is happening in 100 cities across the country.