Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter is the largest group in advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer's disease.

Take Action! Become an Advocate

Conquering Alzheimer’s is as much a matter of public policy as scientific discovery, and we need your help to change the future of this devastating disease.

As an advocate, you will be invited to engage public officials and policymakers in a variety of ways, urging their support for critical Alzheimer's legislation and policy changes. Whether you prefer sending emails to legislators, posting updates to Facebook, or hosting events or even meeting in-person with your elected officials, there are many ways you can make a difference as an Alzheimer's Association Advocate.

Become a part of our advocate community today.

Current Action Alerts


Federal Policy

Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that cannot be ignored by federal policymakers. Our goal is to see that the federal government takes bold action now to confront this growing crisis. Urge your elected officials to enact public policies that provide better health and long-term coverage to ensure high-quality, cost-effective care for the millions of people who face this disease every day. Learn more

Find out who represents you in Congress

The Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)

Has your Member of Congress cosponsored PCHETA? View the list of current co-sponsors in the House and Senate


To learn more about our policy work in California, see our 2017 California State Policy Platform. For our current priorities, visit the Alzheimer's Association State Policy Office.

Find out who represents you in the California Legislature 

Learn more about being an Advocacy volunteer

To learn more or apply to join your local Alzheimer's Congressional Team, please contact Zack Smith at for an application.

Ambassador Roles and Responsibilities

Alzheimer's Congressional Team (ACT) Member Roles and Responsibilities

Advocate Resources

Click here for more information on our current federal priorities.

Advocate Spotlight

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor help to engage legislators in supporting our policy priorities by exposing the issues to their constituents in local newspapers. We encourage all volunteers to write a letter to the editor to their local publication and mention their member of Congress. For current talking points, please contact us.

Here are some excellent examples of letters to the editor written by our Advocates that have been published:

Jennifer Harrington, Advocate - Roseville, CA

Jennifer Harrington LTE

Mitch Matthews, Advocate - Pacific Grove, CA

Mitch Matthews LTE

Upcoming Events

2017 Advocacy Forum

March 27-29, 2017
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

Registration OPEN!  CLICK HERE to register

Scholarships may be available to help offset travel expenses.
Contact Zack Smith at or 408.372.9938 to apply for a scholarship. 



Advocacy Videos

Chapter Contact(s)

Chapter Headquarters
Northern California and Northern Nevada
2290 N. First St., Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 408.372.9900

Our Federal Tax Exemption Number is 13-3039601