Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, Desert Southwest Chapter is advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in our area.

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Addressing the Alzheimer’s crisis 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.

Become a part of our advocate community today.

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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


To improve the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer's and the care and support of people living with dementia and their families to the greatest extent possible, the Association has established policy priorities which fall under four goal areas to drive change at the state level.

Goal 1: Increase access to care, support, and treatment

In 2024, the Alzheimer's Association presented our free first responder training to AZ DHS's Emergency Services Council.  The EMS Council  approved the training to be added to the Department's website as an approved "independent study" course for first responders.

Goal 2: Improve quality of care

In 2024, the Alzheimer's Association heavily advocated for the passage of H.B. 2764, championed by Representative Tim Dunn of Yuma, a bill that creates Memory Care standards and improve the quality of care for people living with Alzheimer's in Assisted Living Facilities. Thanks to our advocates, volunteers, and supporters, H.B. 2764 passed the state House with unanimous support, the state Senate with broad bipartisan support, and was signed into law by Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs. 

Goal 3: Advance risk reduction, early detection, and diagnosis

The Alzheimer's Association is advocating for the Department of Health Services to be designated by Governor Hobbs to be the lead agency to implement the CDC's Healthy Brain Initiative.  

Goal 4: Ensure a coordinated statewide response to Alzheimer's

The Arizona Department of Health Services is currently meeting with stakeholders from January through May 2024 to create the State Plan on Alzheimer's, due to the legislature by June 30, 2024  If you are interested in contributing to the state plan, please contact AZDHS Dementia Services Program Manager Michael Provost 


For More information on your Congressional and Legislative districts, elected state officials and the status of state bills, please visit the Arizona State Legislature website.

If you need to register to vote in Arizona please visit the Arizona Secretary of State website.


For more information on your Congressional and Legislative distrcits, elected state officials and the status of state bills, please visit the Nevada State Legislature website

If you need to register to vote in Nevada please visit this website.

For more information on the Nevada State Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease visit this website.

For information on the Nevada State Alzheimer's Task Force please visit this website.

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Chapter Contact(s)

Chapter Headquarters
Desert Southwest
340 E. Palm Lane, Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone 602.528.0545