Category: Infectious Disease (Page 4)

September 15, 2016

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

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.
September 9, 2016

Highlighting Grandparents Day and the Importance of Vaccines

This Sunday is Grandparents Day and it's a time to reflect on how much influence grandparents have on the lives of those close to them. One of the ways older adults can positively influence their loved ones is by informing them of the importance of vaccines. Join us for a Twitter chat on the importance of vaccines for older adults on September 22 at 1 p.m. EST.
August 15, 2016

Comments on CMS-3295-P by the Alliance

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.
August 11, 2016

10 Things to Know about Vaccines

The Alliance has just launched a new "pocket film" called Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults.  To help you learn more about this issue, here are 10 things to know about vaccines and older adults.  
August 1, 2016

Our Best Shot ‘Pocket Film’ Released, Urges Seniors to Lead Families in Vaccination

In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), the nonprofit Alliance for Aging Research released a new “pocket film” today to urge seniors to get their recommended vaccines and to encourage their loved ones to do the same.
August 1, 2016

The Alliance Launches New Video on Vaccine Awareness for Older Adults

To kick off National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), the Alliance has released a new “pocket film” called Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines in Older Adults. During the month of August, the Alliance will help spread immunization awareness on social media using the hashtags #OurBestShot and #NIAM16. We encourage you to participate by sharing this vital information across your own social media platforms.
June 6, 2016

Tragic Passing of Muhammad Ali Reminder of the Dangers of Sepsis

Over the weekend, we lost Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest athletes of all time and an inspiration to millions, from complications due to sepsis. As we mourn his passing, it's also a reminder of the impact of sepsis on older adults.
March 7, 2016

FY17 AVAC Appropriations Request Letter

Letter to the House and Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittees, urging the Subcommitees to prioritize funding for adult immunization related activities at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for FY2017. 
January 12, 2016

McKnight’s Features Guest Column about HAIs by Alliance’s Peschin

Alliance President and CEO Susan Peschin, MHS, wrote a guest column for McKnight's Long-Term Care News about how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services could better improve prevention of healthcare-associated infections in U.S. nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living facilities.   
December 10, 2015

Flu Season Is Here!

While we can't stop flu season, we can fight back.