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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association 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.

Act Now

Day at the Hill 2012

The Alzheimer's Association provides leadership in the public policy arena with the goal of improving policies and programs affecting Iowans who live with Alzheimer's and thier families. Join us at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on February 21. Registration is required to attend. 

2012 Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum

Amplify your VOICE by joining us this year as we convene in our nation's capital on April 23-25, 2012 for the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum. Help build the national movement to end Alzheimer's by being educated about legislative issues; networking with advocates from across the nation to make our case loud and clear as we demonstrate the commitment to advancing our legislative agenda and a world without Alzheimer's disease.

Our Legislative Priorities 

If you have the opportunity to speak to a member of Congress about this legislation, please report it at:

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.

Iowa advocacy

The Alzheimer's Association East Central Iowa Chapter works closely together with other Alzheimer's Association Chapters serving Iowa to collaborate on state issues relevant to our constituent concerns.

Iowa's Legislative Priority 2012
*more to come on legislation being drafted to support this priority

To learn more about our state issues, please sign up on this page to receive regular updates or e-mail for more information.

Federal advocacy