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.

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Policies

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 Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (H.R. 4256/S. 2076)

The Alzheimer's Association applauds our own Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto for being an original co-sponsor of this important bill. Contact her office and thank her today!

For a full list of House co-sponsors click here.
For a full list of Senate co-sponsors click here.

The Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 1676/S. 693)

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

Nevada Policy

The Nevada Legislature is now in Interim session. During this time the Alzheimer's Association will focus primarily on:

  • Interim Study to Address the Cognitive and Behavioral Needs of Older Nevadans - In June 2017 the Governor signed Senate Bill 121, which formed an Interim committee to conduct a study on the cognitive care needs of Nevada's seniors. Chaired by Senator Joyce Woodhouse (D-Henderson) and made up of health and social service professionals, the Committee will collect input on possible solutions including the expansion of community resources to support the growing population of seniors with cognitive impairment and mental disabilities. The Committee will then draft and submit proposed legislation to address the issues it uncovers in its findings.

If you live in Nevada and have experienced difficulty caring for a loved one due to cognitive or behavioral issues, or were faced with lack of capable resources for support, we want to hear from you!

Contact Anakaren Lamas, State Policy Lead at alamas@alz.org or 775.786.8061 to learn how you can help influence the Interim committee's recommendations and improve care and support for thousands!

For a schedule of Interim committee meetings and to watch them live, click here.

Find out who represents you in the Nevada Legislature

 

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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:

Upcoming Events

Nevada Team with Amodei

2018 Advocacy Forum

June 17-19, 2018
The Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

Registration opens on January 30. Online registration, hotel information, and program are available at: www.alz.org/forum.

For more information or to apply for financial aid, please contact Zack Smith at zsmith@alz.org or 775.786.8061.

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