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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter invites you to become an Alzheimer's advocate! Join us and speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as their families.

Add your voice to ours — become an advocate today.


Alzheimer's Association State Ambassador

State Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers selected to serve as the main point of in-district contact for their state senator, state representative, and possibly several other state legislators from neighboring districts. 

State Ambassadors play a critical role in helping the Alzheimer’s Association meet its state legislative goals. They work directly with chapter staff to implement state advocacy activities at the community level. This experience is deeply rewarding and educational. Contributing skills and energy to this important local task will have statewide implications as we work together to build a world without Alzheimer’s.

Become a State Ambassador 

Full job description [PDF]

Upcoming events

Stay tuned for advocacy-related events from the Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter! 

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.

Oregon advocacy

Click here to read our 2013 Public Policy Platform.

Click here to read a report on our 2012 Public Policy Platform. 

Federal advocacy