Success on the Hill

Advocate

The Alzheimer's Association invites you to become an Alzheimer's advocate.  Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

Alzheimer's 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.
  • Make calls or write to legislators to forward public policy priorities to improve quality of life for those living with Alzheimer's.
  • Be able to participate in our annual lobby-rally day in Albany.
  • Be able to participate in our annual Advocacy forum in Washington, DC.

Add your voice to ours - become an advocate today!


    Advocate with us ...

    Want to be on the advocacy front line? Join us for a "How to be an Advocate" training.  Call
    Michele Muir at 800.272.3900 to find out the dates/times.  

 

Read about New York State's Alzheimer's Plan

2013 NYS Coordinating Council Report
2011 NYS Coordinating Council Report

2009 NYS Coordinating Council Report

Read our New York State Legislative Agenda

    Is Alzheimer's the defining disease of the baby boomer population?

Read about our Forum and visits to Capitol Hill
Click here to read more 

 
Rally 2014 in Albany
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Landmark legislation passes

The National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA) is the largest legislative victory in many years for the Alzheimer's cause. Over the last several years, the Alzheimer's Association has been the leading voice in urging Congress and the White House to pass the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA). The National Alzheimer's Project Act will create a coordinated national plan to overcome the Alzheimer's crisis and will ensure the coordination and evaluation of all national efforts in Alzheimer's research, clinical care, institutional, and home- and community-based programs and their outcomes. Alzheimer's advocates were instrumental in moving NAPA through Congress. More than 50,000 e-mails, nearly 10,000 phone calls and more than 1,000 meetings by the Alzheimer's Association and its advocates led us to the historic legislative
victory for the Alzheimer's community.


This is the beginning of the US HHS’s commitment – as part of the National Alzheimer Plan – to educate and build awareness about Alzheimer’s:

The answers start here.
I am not alone.
Understanding in key to help.
Know where to turn.