Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter is the largest group in advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer's disease.

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.

Become a part of our advocate community today.

Current Action Alerts

Policies

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

Find out who represents you in Congress

The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (H.R. 4256/S. 2076)

Has your member of Congress co-sponsored the BOLD Act? View the current list of co-sponsors in the House and Senate.

The Palliative Care & Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (H.R. 1676/S. 693)

Has your Member of Congress cosponsored PCHETA? View the current list of co-sponsors in the House and Senate.

CALIFORNIA POLICY

Our 2018 Public Policy Platform, "ACT on Alzheimer's" focuses on three main areas:

  • A - Accelerate Research
  • C - Care and Support
  • T - Tools and Training for Early Detection and Diagnosis

To learn more about our policy work in California, see our 2018 California State Policy Platform.

Find out who represents you in the California Legislature 

WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY TO HELP #ENDALZ

  • Sign up to attend Alzheimer's Advocacy Day in Sacramento on February 5

Additional Resources

Advocate Spotlight


Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor help to engage legislators in supporting our policy priorities by exposing the issues to their constituents in local newspapers. We encourage all volunteers to write a letter to the editor to their local publication and mention their member of Congress. For current talking points, please contact us.

Here are some excellent examples of letters to the editor written by our Advocates that have been published:

Viva Straughter, Advocate - Fresno, CA

Viva Nunes LTE

Don and Sandy Kewman, Advocates - Nevada City, CA

Don & Sandy LaMalfa LTE

Upcoming Events

2019 Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
9:30am - 5:00pm
Elks Tower Event Center
921 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Registration opens December 1, 2018. $50 per attendee.

For more information or to inquire about financial aid, please email Nicole Gutierrez at nigutierrez@alz.org.

2019 AIM Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C.

March 31 - April 2, 2019
Washington, D.C.

Registration opens in early January.  For more information or to inquire about financial aid, please contact Zack Smith at zsmith@alz.org.

Advocacy Videos

Chapter Contact(s)

Chapter Headquarters
Northern California and Northern Nevada
2290 N. First St., Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95131
Phone: 408.372.9900

Our Federal Tax Exemption Number is 13-3039601