The White House of the United States of America, July 13, 2015

White House Conference on Aging: Panel on Caregiving in America

The topic of dementia friendly communities was selected to be part of a caregiver panel at the Conference and the White House partnered with DFA to discuss the concept and announce the DFA initiative. Frank Fernandez, CEO of Blue Plus (a health plan subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Minnesota) and an active leader in fostering dementia friendliness, stepped forward to deliver the DFA initiative announcement given his membership on the DFA National Council, Blue Plus’ significant investment in the Minnesota ACT on Alzheimer’s dementia friendly community effort, and in the health equity aspects of dementia care.