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
The Cleveland Area chapter is one of seven Ohio chapters of the Alzheimer's Association that participates in the Ohio Council. The Ohio Council of the Alzheimer’s Association works together to speak with one voice to meet the needs and represent the interests of Ohioans with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers. Please visit the Ohio Council web page for current advocacy efforts.
Ohio Goals: 2017 Legislative Priorities
To address the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on Ohio, the Ohio Council of the Alzheimer’s Association will work to:
- Actively participate in recruitment of a steering committee to begin development of an Ohio State Plan on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Ohio is one of the only states in the nation without a State Plan.
- Engage key stakeholders and legislators to ensure current respite programs and services are adequately funded to accommodate the growing need of such programs and services provided by the Alzheimer's Association in Ohio through the Alzheimer's Respite Line Item (490-414).
- Advocate for required competency-based, person-centered dementia training of all direct service, administrative, supervisory, and other staff who are involved in the delivery of care to those with Alzheimer's and other dementias in health care and home and community-based settings.
- Continue to advocate and support federal public policy priorities as identified by the Association's public policy office, which include supporting a strong, accountable National Alzheimer's Plan; making Alzheimer's disease research a priority at the National Institutes of Health; and strengthening federal programs serving people living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.
Memory Day is the longest-running and successful Alzheimer’s advocacy event in Ohio and across the Nation. Memory Day offers participants the unique opportunity to meet other Alzheimer’s advocates from across Ohio as well as share their personal stories and concerns related to Alzheimer’s disease with their state elected representatives and their staffers.
Memory Day 2018 is Wednesday, May 9. Registration will open early 2018. For questions and other information, please contact Sarah Sobel, Public Policy and Outreach Manager.
23215 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 300
Beachwood, OH 44122