Category: Prevention

August 5, 2020

Alliance for Aging Research Releases National PSA Calling on Americans to Wear Masks to Stop the Spread of the Deadly Coronavirus

The national effort to get the COVID-19 health crisis under control is largely dependent on everyone wearing masks. To elevate…
January 2, 2019

Sepsis in Older Americans: Saving Lives through early Detection

Every year more than one million Americans develop sepsis—a life-threatening medical condition that arises when the body initiates a powerful immune response against an infection.
December 4, 2017

Preventing the Flu: A Q & A with Dr. William Schaffner

It’s flu season! To kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) and to help you learn more about how to prevent the flu, we talk with William Schaffner, M.D., medical director at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) for his expert insights. 
October 23, 2017

HROTW: Learn the Truth About Vaccines

Last week was International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), an annual campaign that “raises awareness of the role infection prevention plays to improve patient safety.” We recently released new resources that emphasize the importance of vaccines, including a “truth teller” fact sheet that dispels falsehoods about vaccines by providing accurate facts. 
October 16, 2017

New Campaign Offers ‘Wellness Wisdom’ about Vaccines for Medicare Open Enrollment

To promote the importance of vaccination among older adults, the Alliance for Aging Research in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) has launched the Our Best Shot awareness campaign.
May 4, 2017

New Pocket Film to Encourage Clinical Trial Participation

We’re excited to announce that we have a new film that highlights the importance of clinical trials and why people should participate in them!
February 8, 2017

Former Congressman Gingrey: Stronger National Awareness about Heart Valve Disease Needed

More Americans need to know about the effects of heart valve disease.That was the message of an op-ed written by former U.S. Congressman Philip Gingrey, M.D that appeared on The Hill’s website.
January 19, 2017

Alliance and 90+ Organizations Urge Senate Committee Chairs to Safeguard U.S. Vaccine Policy during Price Confirmation Process

The Alliance has joined with more than 90 national organizations in urging the Senate to ensure Secretary of HHS nominee Tom Price, M.D., is committed to protecting U.S. citizens from vaccine preventable diseases.
December 6, 2016

Resources to Keep You Informed for National Influenza Vaccination Week!

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) – a national awareness week established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that focuses on the importance of the flu vaccine. We recognize the importance of vaccines, check out some of our listed resources to learn more!
December 2, 2016

AIM Coalition Meeting Spotlights Sarcopenia Research Advances

The Aging in Motion (AIM) Coalition hosted its second annual meeting with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leaders and leading scientists, industry representatives, and advocates to discuss developments and advances in clinical research and treatment of sarcopenia in Bethesda, Md.