Join the cause
The Alzheimer’s Association - Nebraska 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.
Iowa Day at the Hill
March 17, 7:00 a.m. - noon
Wear purple and join Iowan advocates at the State Capitol as we let poilicy makers know how important Alzheimer's public policy priorities are! Registration is free, but required. Go to act.alz.org/2015DATH or call 800.272.3900. See the flyer here.
Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum
March 23-25, 2015
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Mark your calendar to join us in our nation's capital for the 2015 Advocacy Forum. Learn more about the forum at alz.org/forum.
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.
Nebraska State Alzheimer's Plan
The state of Nebraska needs to support the growing number of people with Alzheimer's disease. A comprehensive state government Alzheimer's disease plan would identify critical issues, explore solutions, and construct a roadmap to guide a state's development into a dementia-capable state.
LB 405 - Create the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Advisory work Group and provide for a state plan introduced by Sen. Al Davis
LB 405 referred to Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee
HHS Committee Hearing (Read the recap)
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