AIM is leading the way to advance policies to improve access to quality health care services for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease. The health care system, as it exists today, all too often fails both those living with dementia and their caregivers. Because of AIM’s efforts with the Alzheimer’s Association, addressing the shortcomings through better policies is now front and center on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies.
AIM has delivered important victories in care. But the agenda ahead remains immense.
Working with bipartisan Congressional champions AIM was instrumental in the development and introduction of the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256). The bill will create an Alzheimer's public health infrastructure across the country to implement effective Alzheimer's interventions,such as increasing early detection and diagnosis, reducing risk and preventing avoidable hospitalizations. The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act will also increase implementation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Public Health Road Map nationwide by establishing Alzheimer's centers of excellence, providing cooperative agreements to public health departments, and increasing data collection, analysis and timely reporting. Learn more about the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's Act.
AIM continues to push to advance care priorities for our community with The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) (S. 693/H.R. 1676). Palliative and hospice care – with a focus on managing and easing symptoms, reducing pain and stress, and increasing comfort – can improve both the quality of care and quality of life for those with advanced dementia. PCHETA would ensure an adequate, well-trained palliative care workforce through workforce training, education and awareness, and enhanced research.
AIM and the Alzheimer’s Association advocate for an ambitious policy agenda to improve care for our community. We need your support to drive Congress to act. Continue to ask your Members of Congress to enact policies that ensure individuals living with Alzheimer’s can rely on a health care system prepared to assist them as they contend with this disease.
|BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer's (H.R. 4256 / S. 2076) - Letters of Support|
|The Medical Improvement of Neurodegenerative Diseases (MIND) Act of 2018 - Letter of Support|
|Patient Choice and Quality Care Act of 2017 - Letter of Support|
|Concentrating on High-Value Alzheimer's Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act of 2018 - Letter of Support|