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
Visit the Nebraska Alzheimer's Advocacy Action Center and take action today!
Let your Unicameral senator know that Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are important to you as a constituent. Click here to find your senator!
The Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter's policy priorities for the 2020 Unicameral Session include:
Keep up-to-date on Nebraska Alzheimer's policy developments - click here to sign up for advocacy alerts, or text ALZPOLICYNE to 52886 to sign up today.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
On Tuesday March 10, 2020, advocates from across the state gathered in Lincoln for a day of Alzheimer's education and advocacy. Attendees met at The Foundry in downtown Lincoln for a morning of education on Alzheimer's facts & figures, the Unicameral legislative process, and how to be an effective advocate.
After lunch, advocates traveled to the Capitol to meet with their Unicameral senators and advocate on behalf of our 2020 state policy priorities, which included: establishing an Alzheimer's disease and related dementias registry (LB 1138), expanding the scope of practice for physician assistants (LB 755), expanding eligibility for disabled parking permits to include "neurological conditions" (LB 976) and requiring Medicaid reimbursement rate formulas to be subject to the rules & regulations process (LB 1053).
In all, 25 advocates met with more than 30 Unicameral senators to raise their voice on behalf of the more than 35,000 Nebraskans living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, and the 83,000 who serve as unpaid family caregivers.
2021 Alzheimer's Advocacy Forum
March 21 - March 23, 2021
Marriott Wardman Park | 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, D.C.
The Alzheimer's Impact Movement Advocacy Forum is the nation's premier Alzheimer's disease advocacy event. Join advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C. for an inspiring three-day event filled with networking, training and education, as we advance policies to improve the lives of all individuals affected by dementia.
Financial support is available for individuals wishing to attend the Advocacy Forum. Scholarship information will be available here beginning in early 2021.
Nebraska's members of Congress have local offices in their districts. Constituents may contact these offices to ask about federal issues, seek assistance with government services, and schedule meetings to speak with staff members. Click here to see a listing of all of the local offices for Nebraska's Congressional delegation.
Senators Fischer and Sasse maintain a schedule of "Mobile Office Hours" where constituents may meet with staff members in their communities. Visit the links below to find upcoming mobile office hours for Nebraska's Senators.