The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer's disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer's research, prevention and care initiatives at the state and federal level. We diligently work to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. Join our effort
Key legislation we are leading -- We are currently working to enact two key federal legislative priorities:
● Expand diagnosis and care planning: The HOPE for Alzheimer's Act – (S.738/H.R. 1386)
In order to provide better medical care and outcomes for individuals with Alzheimer's and other dementias, possible dementia must first be detected, the disease must then be diagnosed, care must be planned, and the diagnosis must be noted in the patient's medical record. Studies also suggest that early diagnosis and care planning are keys to the improved long-term health of caregivers. The Health Outcomes, Planning, and Education (HOPE) for Alzheimer's Act would expand diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, provide information on medical and non-medical services for newly-diagnosed patients and their families, and require that a diagnosis be noted in a patient's medical record. Learn more at www.alz.org/hopeact.
Implement the National Alzheimer's Project Act
● Alzheimer's disease, creating an enormous strain on the health care system, families, and the federal budget. Recognizing this growing crisis, Congress unanimously passed and President Obama signed into law the National Alzheimer's Project Act (P.L. 111-375). Now, the Secretary of Health and Human Services must thoroughly and expeditiously implement this law by creating a plan to comprehensively address the federal government's efforts on Alzheimer's research, care, institutional services, and home- and community-based programs. Learn more at www.alz.org/napa.
Visiting Washington, DC?
Are you going to Washington, DC, for a vacation this year? Would you be interested in joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease? If you have time while in Washington, DC, we can help arrange a meeting with your member of Congress. You will have the opportunity to discuss the legislative priorities of the Alzheimer’s Association and ask your member of Congress to make fighting Alzheimer’s disease a national priority! For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
None scheduled at this time.
Please check our 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's schedule and join us in support of ending Alzheimer's. Click here.
The Alzheimer's Association Ambassador Program is vital to the federal policy success of the Association. Alzheimer's Ambassadors are advocate leaders who focus their advocacy activities on their own member of Congress and district staff.
The Central Ohio Chapter has an Ambassador and advocate volunteers identified for the following Congressional districts. We meet several times a year with your U. S. Representative. and do our best to keep them informed of critical issues needing their support. You are encouraged to join our Ambassador teams. Please contact Gail Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-457-6003 for additional information.
Advocates are people with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, caregivers, friends, family members, and professionals who raise awareness and urge government to support research and care. 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.
We make it easy for you. As an advocate, you will:
Memory Day at the Ohio Statehouse
Memory Day at the Ohio Statehouse -- April 2, 2014
Contact: Gail Gregory Thomas at 614-457-6003 or email@example.com