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NACDD Board Member, David Hoffman, Receives Award For Alzheimer’s Work

Monday, June 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
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NACDD Board Member, David Hoffman, Receives Award For Alzheimer’s Work 

One of the nation’s most influential public health leaders, David Hoffman of the New York State Department of Health, received the Outstanding Community Advocate award from the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York at an event headlined by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Hoffman was recognized for his significant contribution in the fight to cure Alzheimer’s Disease and support caregivers.

Hoffman, who sits on the Board of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, is also on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Disease Research Care and Services. He has been a major force in both thought leadership as well as securing new funding to support those with the disease and their caregivers.

Earlier this year, he was instrumental in helping New York make an unprecedented commitment to fighting Alzheimer’s by setting aside $50 million in funding over the next two years. It is the single largest amount committed to Alzheimer's patients and their families by any state, according to the New York State Alzheimer’s Association.

“For people with Alzheimer’s Disease, their caregivers and public health, a resolute focus on Alzheimer’s Disease has now arrived,” said Hoffman.

Hoffman is a leading health policy expert and last year penned an article on Alzheimer’s legislation in the journal, Health Affairs. Senator Gillibrand of New York, who honored Hoffman, is a co-sponsor of the Health Outcomes, Planning and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer’s Act.

David Hoffman is the Board Chair of the Legislative and Policy Committee for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) which is a national, public health nonprofit, serving the health departments of all 50 states and US Territories working in chronic disease prevention and control. For more information, please contact John Patton at: jpatton@chronicdisease.org