Advocacy

What is an advocate?

Advocates raise awareness about Alzheimer's and urge the government to make real policy change in support of research funding and care.

As an advocate you will:

  • Generate action from our elected officials
  • Stay informed of the latest policy and legislative issues
  • Elevate Alzheimer's from a disease to a cause

Massachusetts Updates

Join us at the Massachusetts Statehouse April 22, 2015 for Advocacy Action Day.
This is your chance to meet with your state legislators and tell them about our legislative initiatives.
For details and registration please visit alzmass.org/advocacy/actionday.asp

On July 30, 2014, the Massachusetts legislature passed the following two bills:

Acute Care Act: The goals of this measure is to develop guidelines that will improve health care delivery for Alzheimer's patients in acute care settings through an advisory commiteee comprised of a wide spectrum of stakeholders in dementia care.

Uniform Adult Guardianship: The measure will reduce stress for families careing for loved ones with Alzheimer's by making it simpler to address legal issues across state lines.


New Hampshire Updates

On August 14, 2014, Governor Hassan signed the New Hampshire measure to create a State Plan to address dementia.


Advocacy Resources

Contact Us

For more information concerning our advocacy efforts, please contact:

Massachusetts   New Hampshire
Austin Hodge
ahodge@alz.org
  Heather Carroll
hcarroll@alz.org 

Federal efforts

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