The Alliance leads and partners with organizations in coalitions that engage in education, public policy and advocacy activities on issues that affect the older population. Those coalitions are featured here.
The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition brings together leaders in health and public health to raise awareness and engage in advocacy on the importance of adult immunization.
The Access to Medical Imaging Coalition was organized in early 2006, soon after Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, which significantly reduced the level of funding for medical imaging services provided in independent imaging facilities and physician offices. The coalition conducts public affairs, advocacy, and educational activities on behalf of legislation to address these payment reductions.
The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition is a diverse group of leading health, healthcare provider and consumer organizations whose members are committed to ensuring that acetaminophen is used only as directed or labeled. The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition launched the Know Your Dose campaign to educate consumers on how to safely use medicines containing acetaminophen, and to help change behaviors that could lead to an unintentional acetaminophen overdose. Through outreach to healthcare providers, patients, and consumers, the Coalition works to ensure that acetaminophen is used only as directed or labeled. The American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration serve as advisors to the Coalition.
ACT-AD is a broad-based coalition of more than 50 national organizations seeking to accelerate the development of a cure and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The coalition is dedicated to increasing public and government recognition of Alzheimer’s as a life-threatening disease that requires urgent attention. The coalition was launched at a press conference at the National Press Club in April 2006, and is chaired by Daniel Perry, President & CEO of the Alliance for Aging Research. The coalition is growing and gaining momentum and provides information, updates, and engagement opportunities through its web site, www.act-ad.org.
The Aging in Motion (AIM) Coalition is a diverse group of patient, caregiver, health and aging groups working together to press for greater levels of research and innovation to develop treatments in the area of sarcopenia and age-related functional decline. Initiated by the Alliance for Aging Research, the AIM Coalition members are leading ongoing interactions with clinicians, regulators and policy influencers to overcome obstacles that impede the development and evaluation of promising treatments for sarcopenia and associated functional decline in people as they age. AIM members represent patients, providers, caregivers, consumers, aging Americans, researchers, employers and the health care industry.
The FDA Alliance was created to provide education and advocacy to increase the appropriated resources available to FDA. It is a coalition of patient and consumer groups; health professional organizations; trade associations; food, drug, medical device and biotechnology companies; and consultants and individuals.
The Alliance for Connected Care was formed to create a statutory and regulatory environment in which every provider in America is permitted to deliver and be adequately compensated for providing safe, high quality care using Connected Care at his or her discretion, regardless of care delivery location or technological modality. Its members are leading companies from across the health care and technology spectrum, representing insurers, retail pharmacies, technology and telecommunications companies and health care entrepreneurs.
The Better Medicare Alliance (BMA) is a new coalition of providers, plans, beneficiaries, and advocates who believe Medicare Advantage is better for seniors and people with disabilities and better for the healthcare system as a whole. For more information please visit www.bettermedicarealliance.org and follow BMA on Twitter and Facebook.
The Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness advocates for the creation of a federally sponsored public awareness campaign to increase the public’s understanding of the benefits of clinical trials. Each year, the promise of new medical therapies is stalled by under-enrollment in clinical trials. CCTA believes that if you educate the public on the benefits of clinical trials, they are more likely to consider participating in one.
The Coalition for Imaging & Bioengineering Research has been created to foster advances in imaging and bioengineering. CIBR members recognize the enormous potential to further revolutionize patient care and biomedical research through the development of new technologies by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, other NIH Institutes, and throughout the federal research community. CIBR members will advocate for research that can bring the technology of tomorrow to the health care needs of today.