Kate Gordon, M.S.W.

Kate Gordon

Kate Gordon has provided consultation on dementia policy and community-based dementia services at the global, national, state, and local levels for over 20 years. Ms. Gordon participated in the development and implementation of domestic and international public health policy mandates, providing governments with incremental steps to move forward in addressing dementia. These include comprehensive state Alzheimer’s plans (2005-2019); the US National Plan on Alzheimer’s (2011-2015); the World Health Organization’s Regional Plan on Dementia (2015); and the World Health Organization’s Global Plan on Dementia (2017).

She is a health policy analyst for the federal government, providing technical assistance to state agencies and local social/health services agencies, through the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC). Ms. Gordon is a consultant for NIH-funded R01 research programs focused on dementia caregiver interventions and persons who live alone with dementia with the University of California/San Francisco, Emory University, and Johns Hopkins. She is also the co-developer and adjunct instructor of dementia and brain health policy courses through the Global Brain Health Institute Fellows program (UCSF/Trinity College), University of Maryland – Baltimore County, and UMass Boston.

She served on the public policy and advocacy staff of the Alzheimer’s Association, creating the Alzheimer’s Association Ambassador program and providing training and technical assistance to the Association’s grassroots network. Ms. Gordon led grassroots efforts to accomplish state and federal policy priorities, with a focus on restructuring Medicaid long-term care, comprehensive state Alzheimer’s plans, and quality residential care for persons with dementia in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Professor Gordon can be contacted at kategord@umbc.edu.


























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