Robert J. Egge

Robert J. Egge is the Alzheimer's Association's Chief Public Policy Officer. With specific policy and analytical experience in Alzheimer's and other related healthcare issues, Mr. Egge leads the Association’s efforts to elevate Alzheimer's as a critical federal and state government priority and implement policies to better serve those affected by Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Chief among these priorities is increasing federal funding for research and care programs, while also advancing Alzheimer's disease policy planning and coordination at the federal and state levels.

Nov 132009
 

When the Breakthrough Act was introduced in 2007, it took 19 months to gain 92 cosponsors and the bill was never brought to a vote. The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act (S.1492/H.R.3286) was reintroduced in July. Over the last five months, efforts by Alzheimer advocates have helped bring 101 cosponsors to support this bill. Although we still have a long way to go in the process of the Breakthrough Act becoming law, we need to keep up […]

Oct 262009
 

It’s a busy time in Washington. In addition to health care reform, Congress is busy finishing the Appropriations bills in both the House and the Senate. We want to make sure the bills include funding for Alzheimer’s disease research at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) and funding for the Healthy Brain Initiative at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Write your members of Congress and urge them to support Alzheimer’s research. Check out our […]

Oct 152009
 
Annual Reagan Run

We had the privilege this week of visiting with some outstanding Alzheimer’s advocates from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania – the Beta Mu Chapter of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. On Columbus Day, these students completed their annual Reagan Run, in honor of Ronald Reagan, one of their more famous brothers. The run took them from the steps of their campus to the front lawn of the White House. For more information on the Ronald Reagan […]

Sep 212009
 

One way the Alzheimer’s Association is marking this day is through the release of the 2009 World Alzheimer Report. The report shows that the number of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is rising substantially worldwide. The impact on families, governments, and national healthcare systems will be immense, and it is essential that governments respond to this significant global public health threat now. The Alzheimer’s Breakthrough Act of 2009 (S. 1492/H.R. 3286), introduced in the […]

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