Thank you for your interest in building brain healthy communities!
The Brain Health Initiative (BHI) seeks to position Lakewood Ranch and the Florida Gulf Coast region as the epicenter for groundbreaking brain health research. The initiative will bring together community leaders, residents, and stakeholders from across the region, as well as an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians from Massachusetts General Hospital, the Harvard campus, and the Academy for Brain Health and Performance, as well as regional, state, national, and global collaborators. The BHI – with its longitudinal brain health study and Brain Health Innovation Lab – has the potential to advance our understanding of the brain and develop interventions to enhance brain health and optimize performance across the lifespan.
Developing a brain healthy community that can be measured and replicated will take all of us. Thank you for participating in your own brain health and helping us create the infrastructure to inspire brain health promotion, preservation, protection and optimization for our greater community. We have the opportunity to make a difference globally and to drive our region to become a leader in brain health science and applications to improve outcomes!
We have selected Lakewood Ranch, Florida to begin our work. It is now up to the change agents in this region, each of you and many others, to see that this opportunity can become a reality.
As you may already be aware, there are many ways to participate in the initiative:
- Friend (staying informed!)
- Research assistant
- Research participant
Please let us know how you’d like to get involved, and we will be sure to reach out!
Dr. Stephanie Peabody | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR