Advocate

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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--Long Island 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.

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Upcoming events

Join us for our Rally Day in Albany May 14th!!   

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.

New York advocacy

Alzheimer's Association Long Island fosters, promotes and strengthens its relationships with legislators and other government officials. We identify and establish coalitions appropriate to achieve specific Association priorities. We also disseminate timely information from national and state coalitions/councils, where appropriate, on emerging or pressing public policy issues to board members, chapter advocates, support groups and others interested in advocacy. We also initiate for legislation within the state.

Alzheimer's Association Long Island has been able to increase its vigilance regarding federal, state and local public policies and legislation impacting Alzheimer's patients and families through membership in the New York State Coalition of Alzheimer's Association Chapters. The Coalition's Public Policy Analyst ensures that Alzheimer's communities have an effective voice in New York State.

Federal advocacy