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 disease. Learn more
As we continue to implement Georgia’s Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias State Plan, during the 2019 legislative session, we focused on advocating for investment in a dementia-capable Georgia. Click on each issue to download a Fact Sheet and read the updates below for the outcomes of each priority!
Update: Due to the work of our advocates, the House Appropriations Health Sub-committee put the money for this request into the FY19 Supplemental budget the morning after our Awareness Day at the Capitol. The House and the Senate passed the Amended budget with these funds in it and the Governor has signed it! The Department of Public Health will begin work ASAP on this Public Awareness Campaign.
Update: $2 Million for HCBS funds was included in the FY 20 Budget Bill that was signed by the Governor.
Update: The resolution passed and the House Study Committee on Innovating Senior Living Options will begin meeting in September of 2019.
Thank you to the almost 100 advocates who met with their legislators and asked for support of our priorities this year. We had some great results from our efforts! Save the date: February 10, 2020 will be our next Alzheimer's Awareness Day at the Capitol.
For press release or media about our event, please contact Amy Johnston at email@example.com.
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