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

NEW! Alzheimer's Association and AIM release joint statement on Senate health care bill

Nevada Policy

To learn more about our policy in Nevada, see our 2016 Nevada State Policy Platform

State Plan: In 2013, the Nevada Legislative Committee on Health Care released the Nevada State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease, which includes 21 recommendations to Nevada policymakers to help Nevada prepare for the coming Alzheimer’s epidemic and improve conditions for people with the disease and their families. A state Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease is currently meeting to discuss options for implementing those recommendations; you can read more information about the Task Force here.

Find out who represents you in the Nevada 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 Responsibilites 

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

Advocate Resources 

Click here for more information on our current federal priorities.

Advocate Spotlight

"The Power of the Purple Sash"

by Kathy Maupin, Ambassador to Senator Dean Heller

Click HERE to read

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Upcoming Events

2018 Advocacy Forum

April 29 - May 1, 2018
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

Registration opens in December 2017. Check back later for more info!

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