H.R.1897 - Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.R.1897 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (05/13/2011)
Alzheimer's Breakthrough Act of 2011 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate and focus all Alzheimer's research activities of NIH, which shall include: (1) the establishment of a strategic Alzheimer's research plan to expedite therapeutic outcomes for individuals with or at risk for Alzheimer's; and (2) the provision of budget estimates, without regard to the probability that such amounts will be appropriated, of the amounts required to carry out the strategic plan.
Requires NIH to make available contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements to facilitate partnerships between public and private entities to execute the Alzheimer's research plan, support the development of diagnostic technologies and protocols, and develop and diffuse data sharing practices.
Expands the Alzheimer's Disease Center program to include translational research and research into outcome measures.