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How We’re Funded

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. Our number one priority is to ensure that the older adult patient voice is front and center in health policy decision-making and clinical care. The Alliance is well-respected throughout government, the patient and provider advocacy communities, and the health care industry as objective, data and fact-driven. In our 30+ years, we’ve maintained our reputation as a trusted source that develops its organizational priorities based on scientific evidence. We are transparent about our partnerships and activities, including how our programs are funded, while also safeguarding independence in our policy positions and health education work.

Steps the Alliance for Aging Research Takes to Safeguard Independence

  • Editorial Control—While the Alliance seeks input from external experts and stakeholders in the development of materials, the Alliance maintains full editorial control and therefore has the final word on all content.
  • Expert Panel—Whenever possible, materials are developed in consultation with a review panel of experts who are independent and objective.
  • No Brand Affiliation—Alliance educational and policy activities often focus on innovations and treatments in a specific disease area, but never focus on a single product or brand. While the Alliance encourages partners, funders, and other 3rd parties to use our materials, they are restricted from use in affiliation with any brands.
  • Conflict-of-Interest Policy—All members of the Alliance Board of Directors must sign an annual conflict of interest disclosure and are restricted from participating in discussions or votes where a conflict of interest exists.
  • Independent Policy Decisions—The Alliance makes all policy priority decisions independent of board members and funders.

Alliance for Aging Research 2021 Funders ($5,000 and above)

Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Nutrition
AbbVie Inc.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Amgen USA Inc.
Applied Policy, LLC
Astellas Pharma US Inc.
Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Better Medicare Alliance
Biogen Inc.
Biotechnology Innovation Organization
BrightFocus Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation
EIP Pharma, Inc.
Eisai Pharmaceuticals
Eli Lilly and Company
Genentech, Inc.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
King & Spalding
LEAD Coalition
Lundbeck LLC
Merck & Co., Inc.
National Pharmaceutical Council
Nestle Health Science
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Omnicom Health Group
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Peterson Wilmarth and Robertson LLP
Pfizer Inc.
Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America
Roche Diagnostics Corporation
The Claude Pepper Foundation, Inc.
Torreya Partners, LLC
United States Pharmacopeia
UnitedHealth Group
US Green Valley Pharmaceuticals