This blog pertains to advocacy in my state of Georgia, but the issue is similar in many places around the world. We must begin to build that Alzheimer’s roadmap now!
When we become aware that there is a problem looming, we typically assess the problem, think about the options, then put in place a plan to address that problem. Some of us are better at this than others.
Right now, thirty-four other states either have an Alzheimer’s State plan or have a study committee or task force currently working to develop a plan—much as our country has created a National Alzheimer’s Plan. Georgia, however, is not one of those states.
Yet, even after two attempts where the Georgia Senate passed resolutions to create a study committee or a task force, neither was appointed—due to budget constraints.
How else will we be ready when funds are available…don’t we need to assess what is already in place, what gaps exist, and therefore what our roadmap should be?
Don’t we need to build a strong collaborative effort between the Georgia State Government, voluntary…
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