FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 15, 2010
Contact: HHS Press Office
Statement from HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the National Alzheimer's Project Act
I applaud Congress for passing the National Alzheimer's Project Act with bipartisan support. We at the Department of Health and Human Services recognize the devastating impact Alzheimer's has on America's seniors, families and our health care system. The disease currently afflicts more than five million Americans, and that number is likely to double in the coming years. The passage of this Act will help to ensure we confront this challenge with an aggressive and coordinated national strategy. I look forward to implementing the legislation's provisions swiftly and effectively.
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Last revised: May 7, 2011