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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.
Current Action Alerts
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
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!
The Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 1676/S. 693)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY TO HELP #ENDALZ
- Become a member of the Alzheimer's Impact Movement, the advocacy arm of the Alzheimer's Association
- Contact Anakaren Lamas, Nevada State Lead to learn how you can influence state policy and legislative recommendations to improve dementia care and support
- Register for our annual Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC
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:
June 17-19, 2018
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Registration opens on January 30. Online registration, hotel information, and program are available at: www.alz.org/forum.
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