Influencing public policy

ADI views dementia as one of the toughest challenges in healthcare and a threat to financial and social systems around the world. One of ADI’s key strategic aims is to make dementia a global health priority by working with global bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) and supporting the advocacy of member associations to influence government policy.

There is an urgent need for governments worldwide to review their countries’ existing healthcare systems and budgets in relation to dementia, and to draw up and implement new dementia policies.

Alzheimer associations worldwide undertake campaigns in an attempt to influence public policy within their country, region or community.

ADI has published a booklet, Influencing public policy, to help Alzheimer associations with this work.

The booklet includes examples of successful advocacy campaigns, and further examples are available from the links below: