Strengthen the Dementia Public Health Infrastructure
The bipartisan BOLD Reauthorization Act will continue strengthening the Alzheimer’s and other dementia public health infrastructure in communities across the nation.
A National Response to Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia
The bipartisan NAPA Reauthorization Act and the Alzheimer’s Accountability and Investment Act would build on the progress made over the last decade by continuing to promote rapid research and improve the delivery of clinical care and services for people living with Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.
Our Nation’s Commitment to Alzheimer’s Research and Public Health Response
Congress must continue to invest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and fund the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (P.L. 115-406) to strengthen the public health infrastructure across the country by implementing effective Alzheimer’s intervention focused on public health issues such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk, and preventing avoidable hospitalizations.
Supporting Alzheimer’s Caregivers
An estimated 11 million Americans are providing unpaid care to someone living with dementia, and they need our support. While providing this assistance can be rewarding it's also quite challenging for the caregiver to sustain. The bipartisan Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Act would provide much needed relief for our nation’s dementia caregivers.
Federal Priorities We Support
AIM is also a proud supporter of the following priorities in the 118th Congress.
Access to Innovative Treatments Act of 2023
CAREERS Act of 2023
CMMI Letter on Dementia Care Management
Credit for Caring Act
FY24 Appropriations BOLD
FY24 Increasing Representation in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials
House Committee on Education and Workforce Hearing: Examining Policies and Priorities of the United States Department of Health & Human Services
House Committee on Ways and Means, Health Subcommittee Hearing: Examining Policies that Inhibit Innovation and Patient Access
House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee: Examining Policies to Improve Seniors’ Access to Innovative Drugs, Medical Devices, and Technology
House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee: Innovation Saves Lives: Evaluating Medicare Coverage Pathways for Innovative Drugs, Medical Devices, and Technology
House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee: Legislative Proposals to Support Patients and Caregivers
House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee: Preparing for and Responding to Future Public Health Security Threats
House Veterans' Affairs Hearing on Rural Access
Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act
MERIT Act of 2023
Senate Aging Hearing: Access to Therapies for People with Rare, Progressive, and Serious Diseases
Senate Aging Hearing: Assisted Living Facilities
Senate Aging Hearing: Supporting Communities of Care
Senate Finance Committee: Ensuring Medicare Beneficiary Access: A Path to Telehealth Permanency
Senate Finance Hearing: Improving Health Care Access in Rural Communities
Senate HELP Workforce Shortage Hearing
Senate HELP Committee: Workforce Shortage RFI Response
Senate Special Committee on Aging: Planning for Older Americans and People with Disabilities in All Phases of Emergencies
Senate VA Hearing: Examining Veterans’ Access to Long-Term Care
Senate VA Hearing: Strengthening Methods of Recruitment and Retention for VA’s Workforce
Urge your member of Congress to strengthen the Alzheimer’s and other dementia public health infrastructure.
Your Guide to Advocacy
Here’s everything you need to make the most of your year-round advocacy efforts to improve the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. This guide will be updated throughout the year as our policy priorities are introduced and advanced.