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Join hundreds of thousands of Alzheimer's advocates who are making a difference.

Why we advocate  

 

We are the experts leading the fight to end Alzheimer's. We know that Alzheimer's disease remains one of the most critical public health issues in America. This is why we are unrelentingly advocating for public policy issues and critical research funding. Now is the time to join us. Help persuade Congress to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority.

Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death, and affects millions of people daily. At the Association, we are working toward a time when we will have effective treatments, preventive strategies and gold-standard care for all people affected by Alzheimer's disease. 

As the world’s leading Alzheimer’s advocacy organization the Association fights for critical research, prevention and care initiatives at the federal, state and local levels to ensure that families affected by Alzheimer’s are not forgotten by our government.

By advocating for effective policies we encourage elected officials at all levels of government to address the challenges the disease poses, take bold action to confront this epidemic and make Alzheimer's a national priority.  Join our network of advocates, and we'll send you timely alerts to take simple actions that will help influence national policy and create widespread awareness of this devastating disease.


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 NC State Advocacy Day

Join us to learn about the Alzheimer's Association's state policy priorities and meet face-to-face with key elected officials to tell them your personal story.

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There are 160,000 North Carolinians currently suffering with Alzheimer's. Many more are undiagnosed, and the cost of care is destroying North Carolina families.

On Tuesday, May 24th, we will once again take the lawn between the legislative buildings to bring our message of hope to North Carolina. 

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We are also looking for ACT members.  Learn more about this role.           
 

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It's where you need to be.

The Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum is the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s advocacy event. It’s where you need to be to continue playing a crucial role in the fight against the disease.

Registration is now open for the 2016 Advocacy Forum.

Federal Policy Priorities

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 Alzheimer's Congressional Team (ACT) member

An ACT member is an Advocate who works directly with Ambassadors and Association staff to implement federal advocacy activities directed toward members of Congress. ACT members also develop and cultivate trusted relationships with their assigned congressional office through ongoing, personal contacts such as in-district and drop-by visits where they provide information about ongoing state issues, information and education about Alzheimer’s disease as well as the Association.

 

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