Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia 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


STATE POLICY

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 disease. Learn more

As we continue to implement Georgia’s Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan, during the 2018 legislative session, we focused on three key areas:

  • Continuing to fight abuse, neglect, and exploitation of those living with  Alzheimer’s and related dementias, and
  • Funding for Home and Community-based Services—especially to ensure that those still living in the community have access to the supports and services they need to remain in the community in their choice of home as long as possible
  • Ensuring access to quality long-term care for people with Alzheimer's & other dementias.

The Georgia General Assembly declared Sine Die on March 29, 2018. The Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter is working on determining the priorities that we will address during the 2019 legislative session. We will send an email to our registered advocates to notify them of our 2019 priorities so please register as an advocate if you haven't done so already.

Also, save the date for our 2019 Alzheimer's Awareness Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

 

Upcoming Events

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Join us for Advocacy 101 Training Across the State!

You will learn the (1) basics of grassroots advocacy, (2) power of a united message and (3) opportunities to advocate! Use your voice and your story to impact people across Georgia and across the country that are living with Alzheimer's or related dementia. 

Please RSVP for one of the following locations to MaryLea Boatwright Quinn at mboatwrightquinn@alz.org or call 404-728-6048 for more details. 

 

Leroy Rogers Senior Center
325 W 2nd St., Tifton
September 25, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Columbus Alzheimer's Association Office
5156 River Road, Suite M, Columbus
October 9, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Augusta Alzheimer's Association Office
106 SRP Drive, Suite A, Evans
October 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

St. Thomas Episcopal Church 
2 St. Thomas Avenue, Isle of Hope
Savannah 
October 24, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

 


Chapter Contact(s)

Chapter Headquarters
Georgia
41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30346
Phone 404.728.1181