Advocacy & Policy Initiatives

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The Institute works closely with the Department of Aging and Independent Living to create statewide policy initiatives that promote sustainable health and optimal aging.

 

  • Appointment to Governor's Council on Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementing Disorders | Executive Director, Dr. Anna Faul

  • Board Appointments of the Institute Faculty and Staff at State level:
    • Association for Directors of Geriatric Academic Program
    • Kentucky Association of Marriage and Family Therapy

  • COSAR Representative for American Geriatrics Society | Medical Director, Dr. Christian Furman

  • MOST Coalition
    • The KY MOST Coalition is committed to promoting the KY MOST form through education and advocacy. The MOST Form (Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment) is an order sheet printed on a bright pink piece of paper, listing your wishes at the end-of-life. Click here for access to a MOST Form. For more information, please visit the website of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services.

  • Alzheimer's Awareness License Plate
    • In November 2016, the Institute provided a grant to the Alzheimer’s Association that covered the application fee for remaining applications needed for the State of Kentucky to create a new specialty license plate. Through the Institute’s support, the Alzheimer’s Association was able to submit the necessary 900 pre-paid applications to the state for approval that month. As of July 2017, the plates have not yet gone into production; more information will be coming soon!

      The license plate features a “forget-me-not” flower on a purple background with the words: “Honor. Remember. Care. End Alzheimer’s,” capturing both the hope and devastation of this disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, the fifth for people over 65.  Research has not yet found a way to stop or reverse this disease. As many as half of people with dementia have never received a diagnosis, yet they could benefit from a variety of available medical and support services.

      Our support for the Alzheimer’s Awareness license plate is a powerful symbol of the Institute's enduring love for those affected by Alzheimer’s, our unwavering support for their family members, and our commitment to working with our communities.

      Check out the plate below and join our email list for more information on the Alzheimer's Awareness Plates and more. 

 

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