Category: Infectious Disease (Page 5)

April 29, 2015

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

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. " 
March 10, 2015

S-FAR FY 2016 Appropriations Letter

The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to an U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations urging for more resources in combating antimicrobial resistance. 
February 26, 2015

CDC Releases Alarming Study on Rise in Deadly C. Difficile Infections

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a sobering report in The New England Journal of Medicine about Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).
February 20, 2015

Facts on the Value of Vaccinations

As we continue through what has been a historically tough flu season, especially for older adults, we wanted to share some facts on the benefits of vaccinations.
January 30, 2015

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

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."
September 26, 2014

Superbugs and Seniors

The Alliance for Aging Research was fortunate enough to host an amazing group of leaders from the fields of aging, infectious disease, health care and government to discuss the disproportionate impact of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) on older adults.
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.
December 5, 2013

Almost Half of the Senior Population Unaware of the Importance of Immunizations

New Polling Shows Almost Half of the Senior Population is Unaware of the Importance of Immunizations; New Silver Book® from Alliance for Aging Research Details Value of Vaccinations for Seniors
December 4, 2013

Under-Vaccination of Seniors Leads to Significant Morality and Disability

New Silver Book® highlights the value of innovation in reducing the burden of infectious diseases.
December 4, 2013

Adult Vaccination Policy And Barriers

Dr.  Jeffrey Duchin of the University of Washington, presented at the launch of The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through…