Save the Date: The Texas Chapters of the Alzheimer's Association will host Alzheimer's Advocacy Day on March 12, 2013 at the Texas Capitol in Austin. Advocacy Day is an opportunity for you to meet with lawmakers to discuss Alzheimer's disease and how it affects individuals and families across Texas.
Charter bus transportation will be available for those Houston-area advocates who would like to hitch a ride to Austin. More transportation details coming soon. All advocates will receive special advocacy training prior to meeting with elected officials, including talking points and facts about Alzheimer's.
Register here to participate in Alzheimer's Advocacy Day.
State Legislative Visits
Have you recently visited your state representative or senator? Did you speak about your experience with Alzheimer's? Click here to tell us about your meeting.
Please help us track your contacts with members of Congress using this online visit report form. This information is vital for Alzheimer's Association staff as they work on Capitol Hill to move federal Alzheimer's legislation forward.
Congress Discusses Advocacy
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.
Join the cause
The Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas 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.