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Conquering Alzheimer's is as much a matter of education and public policy as scientific discovery, and we need your help to change the future of this devastating disease. Advocates for the Heart of America Chapter extend the voices of people with Alzheimer's disease and their families into legislative offices throughout Kansas and Missouri. Our volunteers also raise awareness with every U.S. Senator and Representative.

Our goal is to help elected officials better understand the issues facing those with Alzheimer's disease and those who assist in their care. Advocacy work ranges from phone calls and email trees to personal visits with elected officials. Prefer something behind-the-scenes? Help us track bills affecting those struggling with this disease.

Advocacy Opportunities Include:

Congressional Team Member
Keep in regular contact with a Representative or Senator throughout the year. Your goal is to educate the legislator and his or her staff about the impact of the disease on families and to advocate for increases in funding for research. It's easy to sign up! Click here to become a Congressional Team Member. 

State Advocate
As a state advocate, you will engage public officials and policymakers in a variety of ways, urging their support for critical Alzheimer's legislation and policy changes. You may choose the level of engagement that suits you, whether that is sending emails to your elected official, posting updates on social media, or meeting in person with an elected official in your community or in the state capital.
 

Education Opportunities Include:

Health Fair Host
Represent the Association at health fairs and other community events! Our friendly volunteers distribute information about Alzheimer's disease and answer questions about Association activities.

Community Outreach
Often people are not aware of the many ways that the Alzheimer's Association can help them and their families as they navigate this disease. Our goal is to spread the word about our support and services to as many physicians, faith communities, and other outlets as possible. You can help by sharing information with your physician's office, congregation, membership group or other organization. Our staff can provide you with materials and messaging for the group that you are trying to reach.

Alzheimer's disease is all around us. The power to stop it is within us. To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Katherine Rivard at krivard@alz.org or 913.831.3888.