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Fact Sheet

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections Factsheet

Date: July 22nd, 2013

Every year more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  Around 99,000 people die from their infection and the cost to U.S. hospitals alone is estimated at $28.4 to $45 billion annually.  These numbers are only going to grow as the rate of infection rises and more and more develop resistance to antibiotics.  This fact sheet paints a comprehensive picture of the growing burden of healthcare-associated infections, and the value of innovation in helping to reduce that burden.



Volume

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination

Date: December 5th, 2013

The Silver Book® provides the latest statistics on the prevalence of infectious diseases that disproportionately affect seniors such as pneumonia, influenza (“flu”), and herpes zoster (“shingles”). Seniors are more susceptible to developing a significant illness from these common infectious diseases, which too often lead to hospitalization, severe complications, and death. In fact, the death rate from pneumonia and influenza combined is close to 130 times higher in people age 85 and older, compared to people ages 45 to 54. This increased risk due to age is even higher than that seen in heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other leading causes of death.




Public Comments

Letter to Hatch and Bennet in Support of the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health (PATH) Act

Author: Various Organizations

Date: January 30th, 2015

This letter was from various organizations, including the Alliance for Aging Research, to Sen. Orrin Hatch and Sen. Michael Bennet to "express support for S. 185, the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health (PATH) Act, legislation to establish a new limited population antibacterial drug approval pathway for antibiotics to treat serious or life-threatening infections for which there exists an unmet medical need."



Public Comments

Letter on Funding for NHSN, Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative, and AMD Initiative

Author: Various Organizations

Date: April 29th, 2015

This letter to Sen. Thad Cochran, Sen. Barbara Mikulski,  Rep. Harold Rogers, and Rep. Nita Lowey from various organizations, including the Alliance for Aging Research, requests "$32 million for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and the Prevention Epicenters Program; $264 million for CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Solutions Initiative; and ask for your continued support of the Advanced Molecular Detection (AMD) Initiative at $30 million in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill. " 




Public Comments

S-FAR CARB Letter

Author: S-FAR

Date: December 7th, 2015

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a U.S. Stakeholders Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) letter in support of National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB). 



Public Comments

S-FAR LTCF Letter

Author: S-FAR

Date: October 14th, 2015

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR)  letter in support of the antibiotic stewardship provisions in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule revising the requirements long term care facilities (LTCFs) must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.  




Public Comments

Letter to CMS on Proposed Rule Change regarding Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCFs)

Author: Susan Peschin

Date: September 14th, 2015

This is a letter from the Alliance to Centers to the Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding its issuing of a proposed rule change regarding Infection Prevention and Control Programs (IPCP) in long-term care facilities (LTCFs).



Whitepaper

Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults

Date: July 28th, 2015

Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults reviews vaccination levels, trends and targets, incidence rates, relevant health insurance coverage policies, and the cost effectiveness literature and other reports that have evaluated vaccine utilization in the older adult population.



Public Comments

Comments on CMS-3295-P by the Alliance

Author: Alliance for Aging Research

Date: August 15th, 2016

The Alliance for Aging Research submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposal rule: CMS-3295-P, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care.



Poster

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults -- Workshop Promotional Poster

Date: September 15th, 2016

Our Best Shot: Workshop Kit is designed for community leaders hosting workshops for seniors and their caregivers on the basics of vaccination. The "soup-to-nuts" kit covers how vaccines work, common vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and efficacy, the vaccine schedule for adults 60-64 and 65+, and where and how to get vaccinated. 

This poster is designed for community health leaders to use in spreading the word about upcoming workshops.



Document

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults -- Workshop Participant Evaluation

Date: September 15th, 2016

Our Best Shot: Workshop Kit is designed for community leaders hosting workshops for seniors and their caregivers on the basics of vaccination. The "soup-to-nuts" kit covers how vaccines work, common vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and efficacy, the vaccine schedule for adults 60-64 and 65+, and where and how to get vaccinated. 

This evaluation form is designed to collect valuable feedback from participants on the workshop.  Please use this feedback to adapt future workshops, and share with us at [email protected]



Document

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults -- Workshop Participant Quiz

Date: September 15th, 2016

Our Best Shot: Workshop Kit is designed for community leaders hosting workshops for seniors and their caregivers on the basics of vaccination. The "soup-to-nuts" kit covers how vaccines work, common vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and efficacy, the vaccine schedule for adults 60-64 and 65+, and where and how to get vaccinated. 

This quiz is designed for participants to use during the workshop as a discussion tool.



Brochure

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults -- Workshop Leader's Guide

Date: September 15th, 2016

Our Best Shot: Workshop Kit is designed for community leaders hosting workshops for seniors and their caregivers on the basics of vaccination. The "soup-to-nuts" kit covers how vaccines work, common vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and efficacy, the vaccine schedule for adults 60-64 and 65+, and where and how to get vaccinated. 

This Leader's Guide gives guidance on promotion & logistics, an agenda & script, and tips on keeping the participants engaged.



Document

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults -- Workshop Participant Quiz Answers

Date: September 15th, 2016

Our Best Shot: Workshop Kit is designed for community leaders hosting workshops for seniors and their caregivers on the basics of vaccination. The "soup-to-nuts" kit covers how vaccines work, common vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and efficacy, the vaccine schedule for adults 60-64 and 65+, and where and how to get vaccinated. 

This quiz is designed for participants to use during the workshop as a discussion tool.


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