YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Award / $49,340

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Des Moines, IA Iowa Statewide Focus

This project addresses the public health crisis caused by Alzheimer’s/dementia. A tool kit will be created, enabling communities across IA to effectively implement the 10-week Save Your Brain program, authored by Drs. Quinlisk and Shah. The goal is to reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s by providing access to a community-based program predicated on lifestyle changes while addressing risk factors and chronic disease management. The project will be piloted in four diverse, Iowa communities.