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BrainHealth is Public Health

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The Dallas Morning News

Sandra Bond Chapman

The science is clear. It’s time to adopt proven brain-healthy practices.


Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD, founder and chief director of Center for BrainHealth, underscores the pressing need to address brain health as a vital public health issue. The UT Dallas distinguished professor points out that while we better understanding the brain's ability to improve throughout life, we still are not taking widespread action to implement brain-healthy practices. Dr. Chapman highlights the importance of organizations taking the lead, citing examples such as the City of Dallas and forward-thinking companies like Kepner CPA and the global architectural firm HKS, organizations which have successfully integrated strategies for better brain health strategies into their workplace culture through the BrainHealthy Workplace™ program. Stressing the economic benefits of investing in brain health, she calls for collaborative efforts to advance the study of Brainomics™ and communities taking action across different sectors to drive change, likening the current focus on brain health to the fitness revolution that transformed heart health. Citing initiatives like BrainHealth Week and ongoing work with leaders and policymakers, Dr. Chapman urges each of us to spur change within our fields of influence, whatever that may be. The impact of enhancing brain health on the well-being of individuals and societies necessitates that we take proactive steps to strengthen and enhance this most vital organ. Read the full article in the Dallas Morning News

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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project

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