Advocate in Desert Southwest Chapter

 

 

 


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What is an Advocate?

Alzheimer advocates play an important role in improving the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by working to improve dementia care and services; improve access to community-based care; improve quality care in residential settings; and expand funding for research and public programs serving people with dementia.

As an advocate, you will:

  • Receive regular updates about current legislative and public policy issues.
  • Stay on top of policy and legislative issues through alerts and updates.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.


Join the Cause

The Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Whoever you are, wherever you live, there is something you can do to make a difference. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. You can sign up online to become an advocate and be kept up-to-date on advocacy issues. Add your voice to ours - become an advocate today!

For more information on becoming an advocate, or advocacy activities in your area contact James Fitzpatrick, Director of Program & Advocacy, at jfitzpatrick@alz.org or 602.528.0545

Click here for more information on YAAA! (Young Advocates for the Alzheimer's Association)

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Act Now

Help us elevate Alzheimer's from a disease to a cause.

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 Arizona & Nevada Advocacy

Arizona:
For more information on your Congressional and Legislative districts, elected state officials and the status of state bills please visit the Arizona State Legislature website.

If you need to register to vote in Arizona please visit the Arizona Secretary of State website.

Alzheimer's and related dementias are a newly added topic to Healthy People 2020 (www.healthypeople.gov). The Arizona State Alzheimer's Task Force will be approaching the AZ Department of Health Services to incorporate recommendations into their reporting.

The Arizona Alzheimer's Task Force Work Teams need members! Please read the overview of the Task Force and the four Work Teams. If you are interested in serving on one of the Work Teams please contact Phil Carll at  602-528-0545, or philip.carll@alz.org.

Nevada:
For information on your Congressional and Legislative districts, elected state officials and the status of state bills please visit the Nevada State Legislature website.

If you need to register to vote in Nevada please visit this website.

For information on the Nevada State Alzheimer's Task force please visit this website.

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Federal Advocacy

Following our recent victory in establishing a National Alzheimer’s Plan, we asked advocates like you to reach out to members of Congress and urge their commitment to $100 million in resources for Alzheimer’s research, education, care and support. Your efforts are making a difference.

Last week the Senate Appropriations committee put forth a bill to fund federal health programs, including a variety of existing Alzheimer's-related programs. While the bill did not specifically include the needed $100 million in additional resources, it DID include language encouraging the Federal government to prioritize Alzheimer's research and support programs.

For more information on Federal advocacy priorities and updates please visit our National Advocacy website.

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Desert Southwest Chapter Advocacy Newsletters

July 2011

February 2011

January 2011

December 2010

November 2010

October 2010

September 2010

August 2010

June 2010

May 2010

July 2009

April 2009

January 2009

December 2008

 

 

 

 

Following our recent victory in establishing a National Alzheimer’s Plan, we asked advocates like you to reach out to members of Congress and urge their commitment to $100 million in resources for Alzheimer’s research, education, care and support. Your efforts are making a difference.