A group of almost 800 organizations, including the Alliance for Aging Research, sent this letter to leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to urge them "to increase the fiscal year (FY) 2018 302(b) subcommittee allocation" for programs and services administered by the departments and agencies under Labor-HHS’s jurisdiction.
This is testimony from the Alliance for Aging regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations process. It notes that "there is an ever-increasing need for sustained investment in the NIH, CDC, and AHRQ. Our testimony will highlight critical health concerns that disproportionately affect older adults and initiatives supported by our federal health agencies that are addressing them."
The Alliance for Aging Research joined other organizations in calling on President Donald J. Trump to consider of the vital role of the federal public health and biomedical research workforce to the United States as he considers long-term policy regarding federal hiring.
The Alliance for Aging Research signed on to a Coalition for Health Funding letter in support of increasing the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and related agencies appropriations subcommittee, to increase the 302(b) allocations for the agencies under the subcommittee's jurisdiction.
This letter from various organizations, including the Alliance for Aging Research, to various members of the U.S. House of Representatives acknowledged them for "including in the 21st Century Cures Act an additional $10 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) over five years."
This letter from various organizations, including the Alliance for Aging Research, to Rep. Harold Rogers, Rep. Tom Cole, Rep. Nita Lowey, and Rep. Rosa DeLauro requests "to restore the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 302(b) allocation for the Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee to at least the FY 2010 level of $163.6 billion."
The Alliance for Aging Research signed onto a letter requesting the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and other relevant NIH agencies, institutes, and offices provide technical assistance and otherwise support an effort to improve prevention of AFib-related stroke in older persons.
The Alliance for Aging Research, USAgainstAlzheimer's, Cure Alzheimer's Foundation, BrightFocus Foundation, Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Foundation of America, and American Academy of Neurology signed on to letters submitted to the House & Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education and Related Agencies (L-HHS) Subcommittees, urging for a minimum of $2 billion for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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.