Alzheimer's Advocacy in

The Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter is advocating on behalf of those living with Alzheimer's disease and dementia in our area.

Take Action! Become an Advocate

Addressing the Alzheimer’s crisis 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.

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

 

Find Your Local Representative


Advocate Spotlight

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Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers who serve as the main point of in-district contact for a targeted member of Congress to help the Alzheimer’s Association achieve its federal policy priorities.  They develop and cultivate trusted relationships with their assigned congressional office through ongoing, personal contacts, drawing upon proven techniques and the support of Association National and Chapter staff.  Alzheimer’s Association Ambassadors commit to serve for a renewable one year term which requires training, mostly done online and at least 4-6 hours a month commitment.  Ambassadors attend the annual Public Policy Forum in Washington, DC as well as schedule other in-district visits to legislators. 

Jay is assigned to Congressman David Price's district and has been actively advocating for the cause with Rep. Price's district offices and DC office. To learn more about becoming a part of an Alzheimer's Congressional Team, see the links below.

Learn more about joining the team!

Upcoming Events

2023 North Carolina State Advocacy Day 

On March 15, 2023, North Carolina's State Advocacy Day will bring Advocates together at the state Capitol to bring awareness about Alzheimer's. Advocates from across the state will come together in Raleigh to:

- Learn about the legislative process
- Tell your personal story to key decision makers affecting policies for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and their families
- Bring awareness to the importance of the Alzheimer's Association public policy priorities
- Meet face-to-face to "make your pitch" to elected officials

Would you like to be among the first to know updates on the 2023 State Advocacy Day? Sign up to receive updates on the State Advocacy Day, registration information, and other event updates from the North Carolina Advocacy team.


Advocate! Participate!

With help from advocates like you, we’ve passed critical legislation and more than quadrupled federal research funding since 2011. But our work isn’t done and we need dedicated advocates like you to build on this success in Congress and in every state capital. We’ll train you to advocate in a variety of ways, some of which take just an hour or two every few months. 

Whatever your experience and availability, we’re eager to have you on our advocacy team! Will you join us? Learn more about becoming an advocate & sign up today. 


Chapter Contact(s)

Chapter Headquarters
Western Carolina
4600 Park Road, Suite 250,
Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone 980.498.7760