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Advocacy Day Update — March 28, 2022

We are very pleased to announce that Gov. Inslee has signed important pieces of legislation into law: 

  • SHB 1646, which requires an update to the Alzheimer’s State Plan. This bill raises the profile of the Dementia Action Collaborative and improves outcomes for families affected by dementia. Learn more.
  • The supplemental operating budget, which includes $100,000 in ongoing funds for a full-time program manager to oversee the statewide expansion of the Dementia Friends program. Learn more

Legislative victories like these cannot happen without the tireless work of our advocates. By sharing your stories, you help move our mission forward and make our public policy priorities a reality. Thank you to everyone who called, wrote or met with your legislators on Advocacy Day!

We would also like to extend a special thank you to Rep. Jessica Bateman for her prime sponsorship of SHB 1646, and for all of her great work supporting this bill through the legislative process.  

If you would like to support our advocacy efforts and stay up to date on public policy, please consider joining the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement. Sign up today!

Contact Brad Forbes, Director of Public Policy, at or 206.529.3867.