Category: Alliance Initiatives (Page 4)

November 13, 2015

AFib Healthy People 2020 Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research led AFib Optimal Treatment Task Force submitted a letter to the CDC commenting on the agency's Healthy People 2020 goals. The letter recommended: The CDC should add Afib as a modifiable risk factor for stroke The CDC address the under anticoagulation of older AFib patients as an emerging issue in heart disease and stroke
July 27, 2015

Media Alert: Alliance for Aging Research to Release White Paper on Vaccinations in Older Adults

The Alliance for Aging Research will announce the release of its new white paper Our Best Shot: Expanding Prevention through Vaccination in Older Adults.
June 22, 2015

Letter to Senate Finance Committee Regarding Multiple Chronic Condition Legislation

This is a letter from the Alliance to the Senate Finance Committee applauding its "commitment to improving care for people living with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and appreciate the opportunity to assist the Senate Finance Committee in developing comprehensive MCC legislation."
June 2, 2015

Alliance Joins White House Effort to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Today the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship was held in Washington, D.C., to “bring together key human and animal health stakeholders who are eager to take positive action to improve antibiotic use and prescribing in the U.S.” 
February 26, 2015

New Educational Videos on Atrial Fibrillation

As part of our recently launched Living with Atrial Fibrillation campaign, we have two educational short videos available that we encourage you to both watch and share.
February 10, 2015

ACT-AD 21st Century Cures Letter

Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACT-AD) submitted a letter the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to provide feedback on the 21st Century Cures discussion draft released on January 27, 2015.    
December 15, 2014

Alliance Submits Suggestions for NIA’s Aging Well in the 21st Century

The National Institute on Aging recently put out a call for comments and ideas for a draft of its strategic directions document, Aging Well in the 21st Century.
December 2, 2014

#GivingTuesday Is Today; Consider Giving to the Alliance

Today is #GivingTuesday.
May 9, 2014

Help the Alliance Celebrate Moms Everywhere

At the Alliance, we are celebrating Mother's Day and everything they do.
December 5, 2013

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination

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.