Bizzell Awarded a Contract to Develop a Curriculum for Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is pleased to announce that our firm was awarded a multi-year contract with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop a “Uniform Curriculum for the Identification and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease for Primary Care Providers”. In designing a Uniform Curriculum to effectively identify and treat Alzheimer’s disease, Bizzell is developing training along the continuum of learning for health care providers which includes academic and health professional scholastic education for student trainees enrolled in health care training programs (e.g., schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, and master’s and doctoral-level graduate training programs), continuing medical education and continuing education for geriatric health care professionals.
Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic that continues to grow as people live to an older age. Experts believe as many as 5.4 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s disease. According to the National Institute on Aging, the number of people with the disease doubles every 5-year interval beyond age 65. Government projections show that the number of people ages 65 and older in the United States is expected to grow from 40 million in 2010 to 72.1 million in 2030.
“Our company is honored to lead this important national effort for the Health Resources and Services Administration”, said Anton Bizzell, MD, CEO of Bizzell. “Alzheimer’s disease was the contributing factor in the loss of both my maternal grandmother and great-grandmother and the work is clearly needed with the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease expected to more than triple by 2050.”