Advocate

 


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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--Connecticut Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer advocate. Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.

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Legislative events

Thanks to all the advocates who participated in the legislative process this session by testifying at public hearings, making telephone calls or sending letters and e-mails to legislators.  Your grassroots advocacy made the difference. Read our 2013 End of Session Report.

Help raise your collective voice today by contacting Laurie Julian, Director of Public Policy, ljulian@alz.org. (860) 828-2828. 

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 advance public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Become an Advocate Today!

Connecticut advocacy

Connecticut is on the Map!

The Connecticut Chapter championed the successful passage of a bill that establishes a task force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Comprised of Alzheimer’s experts and policymakers, as well as family and professional caregivers from across the state, the task force will meet over the course of the year to develop a statewide plan for addressing and responding to Connecticut’s Alzheimer’s crisis. 

The Connecticut legislature acknowledged the growing numbers of residents impacted by the disease, passing the bill unanimously, with 67 co-sponsors. And on June 18, 2013 Governor Malloy signed the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Task Force into law! Please take a moment to thank the Governor for supporting the state plan.

Connecticut now joins 28 other states that have created state plans to respond to the Alzheimer’s crisis. In addition, thirteen are in the process of developing plans.  

 State Alzheimer's Plans Map

 

 

 

We are growing our Alzheimer's Association Leadership Advocacy Network.  To work on legislative initiatives for the next session, please contact Laurie Julian at the Alzheimer’s Association to help. (860) 828-2828 x27 or laurie.julian@alz.org.


Make your voice heard with our new story bank
We need to hear your story to share with elected officials in your community. Your input will help spread awareness of the struggles people living with the disease face and challenges caregivers and families confront on the frontline daily.
Help ensure that your concerns are heard loud and clear! Share your story.

 

Federal advocacy