Advocate


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Join the cause

The Alzheimer’s Association--West Virginia 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

Alzheimer's Association Legislative Action Days:

Thursday, January 23, 2014 | Register HERE

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 | Register HERE

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 | Register HERE
 

Join us for Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk To End Alzheimer's Homepage

 

West Virginia advocacy

The Public Policy committee for the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter met to plan our public policy priorities for the 2012 legislative session. 

2014 Public Policy Platform
Click here to view our official 2014 platform. Become an advocate today! If you are interested in participating in our West Virginia advocacy efforts contact us at 1.800.272.3900.

Make A Plan for Alzheimer's
Follow this link for more information and to read the Make A Plan for Alzheimer's (MAP) state plan.

Ohio advocacy

The West Virginia Chapter currently serves six counties in eastern Ohio. Advocacy initiatives for the state of Ohio are set by the Ohio Council. Click here to view Ohio's public policy priorities for 2014, as determined by the council, which is made up of the seven Alzheimer’s Association Ohio Chapters and volunteers. The purpose of the Council is to speak with one VOICE on advocacy issues facing Ohio families dealing with the challenge of Alzheimer’s disease. If you would be interested in learning more about the Ohio Council or Ohio advocacy opportunities contact Wendy Hamilton in our Mid-Ohio Valley office at 1.800.272.3900 or wendy.hamilton@alz.org.

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.

Federal advocacy