Alzheimer's Advocacy in
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.
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
State governments are increasingly on the front lines in addressing health issues facing America. As a result, every state must tackle Alzheimer's not only as an aging issue but also as a public health crisis. Alzheimer's Association chapters across the nation work with state officials to determine regulatory and statutory standards for dementia training, provide access to respite care, designate spending for state long-term care services, control Medicaid spending, and in a variety of other ways to provide care and support for those facing this dreaded disease. Learn more
Save the Date - Alzheimer's Association Advoacy Forum 2018 - April 29 - May 1, 2018
The Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Forum is the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease advocacy event. Join more than 1,000 advocates in Washington, D.C. to advocate for research, and care and support services. Because of your support we’ve had two consecutive years of historic funding increases at the National Institutes of Health for Alzheimer’s disease research funding. It's where you need to be to continue playing a crucial role in the fight against the disease. For more information and to register visit www.alz.org/forum. Registration will open in 2018.
Save the Date - Michigan Alzheimer's Advocacy Day - May 15, 2018
- Speak with our state senators and representatives about the needs of those living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia and their families
- To raise awareness about Alzheimer's and related dementias among all legislators and state agencies and
- To advocate for funding for year four of the Michigan Dementia Care and Support Pilot Program.
This is an opportunity to tell your story of your family's journey with Alzheimer's or a related dementia to your state legislators and to ask for their support. Registration for this event will open in 2018.
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