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Advocacy and Public Policy

Advocacy Training and Advocates Network
The Alzheimer's Association and the Heart of America Chapter work to educate society about the reality and devastation of Alzheimer's disease. Our efforts in public policy have extended the voices of persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families into legislative awareness throughout Kansas and Missouri and into the offices of every U.S. Senator and Representative. Through committee work, letters, phone calls and legislative visits, staff and volunteers advocate for statutory and regulatory reform and promote new legislative action on issues facing those with Alzheimer's disease and those who assist in their care.

Volunteers are always needed for phone and e-mail tree communication, to visit with individual legislators on both sides of the state line, and to track bills affecting individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their families. If you have any interest in volunteering for this important effort, please email or call 913-831-3888.

Learn about the Missouri Public Policy Priorities.


Upcoming Events


March 30 - The Role of Activities in Cultural Change
This workshop discusses the philosophy behind activities and offers numerous examples of ways to incorporate these activities in day to day life. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital. Call 913-831-3888 or for details.


April 5 - April 26: Redefining Me in Topeka, KS
A 4-part discussion about the process of diagnosis, risk factors, symptoms revealed in the disease and current treatments. Call 785-271-1844 or for details.


April 14 - Alzheimer's and Aging with Intellectual Disabilities
An overview of how Alzheimer's manifests in persons experiencing intellectual disabilities such as Down's Syndrome. Call 785-271-1844 or for details.