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.
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
Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers who serve as the main point of in-district contact for a targeted member of Congress to help the Alzheimer’s Association achieve its federal policy priorities. They develop and cultivate trusted relationships with their assigned congressional office through ongoing, personal contacts, drawing upon proven techniques and the support of Association National and Chapter staff. Alzheimer’s Association Ambassadors commit to serve for a renewable one year term which requires training, mostly done online and at least 4-6 hours a month commitment. Ambassadors attend the annual Public Policy Forum in Washington, DC as well as schedule other in-district visits to legislators.
Jay is assigned to Congressman David Price's district and has been actively advocating for the cause with Rep. Price's district offices and DC office. To learn more about becoming a part of an Alzheimer's Congressional Team, see the links below.
Text "NCADVOCATE" to 52886 to sign-up to for text alerts to ensure you stay up-to-date on opportunities to take action on our key policies issues.
Are you curious about what being an "advocate" entails? Do you want to advocate but aren't sure where to start? Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of people living with Alzheimer's by becoming an advocate on Tuesday, August 23 at 5:30 pm on zoom in a virtual presentation called ALZ Advocacy: Why It Matters & Where to Start.
Learn more and register at tinyurl.com/Reg15Advocate. Already an advocate? Please share this event with friends & family who might be interested in becoming an advocate.
With help from advocates like you, we’ve passed critical legislation and more than quadrupled federal research funding since 2011. But our work isn’t done and we need dedicated advocates like you to build on this success in Congress and in every state capital. We’ll train you to advocate in a variety of ways, some of which take just an hour or two every few months. Whatever your experience and availability, we’re eager to have you on our advocacy team! Will you join us?
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