Alzheimer’s Readiness Award granted to Boston mayor, local chapter of Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s causes significant social and fiscal impact on local communities. This is why the Alzheimer’s Readiness Project, part of Eli Lilly and Company, is designed to encourage people to act against Alzheimer’s by encouraging more understanding of the disease, the public health crisis and the evolving science behind it.
Receiving the award shows that the organizations have made significant collaborative progress in partnering with health care, government and advocacy organizations to create action plans that prepare the city against Alzheimer’s disease.
"Mayor Walsh has been a visionary leader, preparing his city to better meet the challenges that Alzheimer's disease presents to communities from the financial, societal and system perspectives," Phyllis Ferrell, vice president and head of Lilly's Global Alzheimer's Disease Platform Team, said. "The partnership between the mayor and the association has created a model that could be replicated across the country. By uniting patients, families, and caregivers with health care professionals and community leaders, they have ensured comprehensive planning and services can be available in Boston."