Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Missouri Chapter is the largest group in advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer's disease.

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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.

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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 dreaded disease. Learn more

MISSOURI ADVOCACYMary & Jay Hill Memory Day 2016

Missouri Memory Day 2020

Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Location: Mssouri State Capitol
201 W. Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Help us speak with one voice in Missouri to enhance access to care, support and services for people with dementia and their families. Join hundreds of Alzheimer's Advocates as we travel to Jefferson City on March 4, 2020 to educate elected officials about Alzheimer's disease and the need for respite assistance.  

Transportation available (Cost for transportation, materials and lunch $20)

Advocacy Bus pick up locations: 

  • Galleria South Parking Lot, along Highway 40 (departs 7:30 a.m.)
  • Chesterfield Mall, lower level behind Dillard’s (departs 8 a.m.)
  • I-70 at Cave Springs, commuter lot on north side of highway (departs 8 a.m.)
    (Buses will return to drop-off locations between 4:30 - 5 p.m.)
  • 3645 South Avenue, Springfield MO (Van pick-up at 7:30 a.m. Cost: $10)
  • Self-drive (Cost for materials and lunch $10)

Advocacy Training

 Training is encouraged but not required to attend advocacy events.

  • Tuesday, February 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 2609 E. Broadway Suite 119, Columbia MO (breakfast snacks)
  • Thursday, February 13, 9 to 11 a.m. at 3856 W 75th St., Prairie Village, KS (breakfast snacks)
  • Friday, February 14, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at 9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO (light snacks)
  • Saturday, February 15, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 9370 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO (breakfast snacks)
  • Saturday, February 22, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 3645 South Ave., Springfield, MO (breakfast snacks)

Online Training with a voiceover power point presentation also available

Registration $20 fee for transportation, materials and lunch or $10 without transportation

1.  Register online at https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1743377

2.  Register by phone, at 800.272.3900.

 *Scholarships available. Contact Jerry Dowell 573.442.6014