Alzheimer’s Association annual Advocacy Forum 2017

On March 27th-29th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, the Alzheimer’s Association will be holding its annual Advocacy Forum 2017. The Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum is the nation’s premier Alzheimer’s disease advocacy event. Join more than 1,000 advocates in Washington, D.C. to advocate for research, and care and support services. Because of your support we’ve had two consecutive years of historic funding increases at the National Institutes of Health for Alzheimer’s disease research funding. It’s where you need to be to continue playing a crucial role in the fight against the disease.

In a letter to all, the Chairman, Steve Osgood, of the 2017 Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum wrote, “Whether you’re a veteran or a newcomer to advocacy, you’ve seen the power of our collective efforts over the past few years. Together, we’ve accomplished some incredible milestones, from passage of the National Family Caregiver Support Program and expedited access to Social Security Disability Insurance for younger-onset individuals to the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA) and the release of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease in 2012. The inclusion of the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act in 2014’s Omnibus Appropriations Bill was another major victory, as was the unprecedented $350 million increase for Alzheimer’s research funding at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for FY2016.

Following the Forum last year, we saw bipartisan support grow for two of our leading priorities. First, support for the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act grew to 366 cosponsors in Congress, which led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to announce it would begin paying for cognitive and functional assessments and care planning in 2017. For the first time, people living with Alzheimer’s will have access to care planning with a medical professional through Medicare. And second, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved our requested $400 million increase for FY2017. Our work to encourage Congress to increase federal funding is more important now than ever.”

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