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.
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
Advocate of the Year, 2016
“I became convinced that we must find a cure for this terrible disease and that is the goal that keeps me dedicated to the advocacy role.“
The Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina chapter has named Charlotte Rosenberg as Advocate of the Year for her outstanding work with the chapter. Charlotte has worked tirelessly to as an advocate for Alzheimer's disease and is a tremendous help with the Wilmington Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Congressional Team Members are Ambassador-led teams who work directly with Association staff to implement federal advocacy activities directed toward members of Congress. They complement the strengths of the Ambassador while sharing the workload. They also, develop and cultivate trusted relationships with their assigned congressional office through ongoing, personal contacts. At the state level, Team Members participate in in-district visits and drop-by visits where they provide information about ongoing state issues and information and education about Alzheimer’s disease as well as the Association. These visits complement the ongoing federal advocacy work
Service Area Headquarters
Eastern North Carolina Service Area
5171 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27612