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Become an Ambassador!
What is an Ambassador? An Ambassador is connected with his/her Congressperson throughout the year. The Ambassador emails, calls and visits the district congressional office several times per year and keeps the Congressperson and their staff up to date on Alzheimer's-related topics, both in theri state and nationally. This is an important and FUN job. It takes about 2 hours a month to be an Ambassador.
Massachusetts and New Hampshire legislation for 2014
MA Gov. Patrick has signed both of our key acts, after passage by the legislature.
Acute Care Act
S.1882 An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer's and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee, sponsored by Senator Patricia Jehlen and Representative Christine Canavan was passed by the Massachusetts legislature on July 30, 2014! This measure will create standards to improve the care of people with Alzheimer's who are admitted to an acute care setting or emergency department. Get a copy of the bill (current as of June 30, 2014).
Uniform Adult Guardianship Guidelines
This bill, S.2165, has also passed!
Read more about these bills in this article.
NH Gov. Hassan has signed the New Hampshire measure to create a State Plan to address dementia.
Want to help?
After years of dedicated service to our legislative advocacy, Jennifer Carter has left the staff for new challenges. We thank her for all the success she accomplished on behalf of the Alzheimer's community. Until the appointment of a new Manager of Public Policy, please contact Betsy Fitzgerald-Campbell, VP Communications and Public Policy, at 617.868.6718, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In New Hampshire, please continue to contact Heather Carroll at 603.609.6590 or e-mail email@example.com
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.
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