ElderAuthority GOES TO WASHINGTON
Next week ElderAuthority will be reporting from the 2012 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C. We will be tweeting as @ElderAuthority using the hashtag #AlzForum.
Attendees will benefit from
- Learning about Alzheimer’s-related legislative issues
- Learning how to persuasively make our case for action on Capitol Hill
- Networking with fellow advocates from across the nation
- Working to advance our legislative agenda
- Moving closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION FORUM SESSIONS
Early Stage Alzheimer’s: Meet the Alzheimer’s Association’s Early-Stage Advisors. Network with attendees with early stage Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
GE Symposium: Learn what GE and corporate America are doing to help improve early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, in order to reduce costs, increase access and improve quality of life of all those impacted by Alzheimer’s care globally.
Advocacy 101: Learn our legislative priorities why we advocate in Congress. Practice participation in a congressional meeting.
Rally to Remember: Honor those affected by Alzheimer’s.
Young Advocates: Best practices around recruiting and engaging young advocates. Advocates ages 18 to 35 are invited to participate.
Roll Call of the States: Hear from each state about the challenges and triumphs experienced as they work to make a difference.
Keynote Address – Frank Luntz, Ph.D., Political Commentator and Pollster: Called the “hottest pollster in America”, Dr. Luntz has written, supervised and conducted more than 2,000 surveys, focus groups, ad tests and dial sessions in more than two dozen countries on four continents.
Federal Priorities and Advocacy Training: In-depth briefing on the Association’s federal legislative priorities. How to engage elected officials in both Washington and at home. Learn how to engage and energize your own community to help build a national movement.
National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA): Distribution of Alzheimer’s from the Frontlines report on the impact of Alzheimer’s on the nation.
The Plan: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will speak on the draft NAPA plan and discuss what happens next.
Capital Hill Visits: Full day of Advocacy on Capital Hill. All state representatives and senators will be called upon during a day of “feet-on-the-street” advocacy.
In-person advocacy is a big step for ElderAuthority. We know how to research, write, empathize, communicate, and answer questions. There is a bit of an “ivory tower” aspect to what we do.
Now we are moving to a different kind of action by taking on those who are In Power. We are using OURSELVES to get in front of the national officials who can allocate funds for Alzheimer’s research and pass legislation to address the Alzheimer’s crisis.
Follow us all next week on Twitter. We live and work in exciting times!