Documents connected to "National Institutes of Health"

May 8, 2017

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

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.
March 7, 2017

FY 2018 Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Testimony from the Alliance

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."  
February 27, 2017

Letter to President Trump on Federal Public Health and Biomedical Research Workforce and Federal Hiring

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.
February 7, 2017

Comments to U.S. Government Leaders on Putting a Priority on NIH Funding

The Alliance joined with 250 other organizations in calling on U.S. government leadership to put a priority on funding for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2017 and beyond.
May 19, 2016

The Silver Book: Diabetic Retinopathy Factsheet

The Alliance for Aging Research released The Silver Book®: Diabetic Retinopathy, a factsheet that gives an overview of the threat the eye disease presents to global health.
February 22, 2016

Coalition for Health Funding Letter

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. 
August 14, 2015

Letter to NIH Director Collins Regarding RFI Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan

This is a response from the Alliance to a Request for Information (RFI) Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-wide Strategic Plan from NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins.
June 1, 2015

The Silver Book: Cancer

All the stats on cancer in one place. Visit www.silverbook.org for more information.
June 1, 2015

The Silver Book: Cancer Factsheet

Infographic representations of the burden of cancer in older adults living in the United States. 
May 18, 2015

Letter to DeGette and Upton on 21st Century Cures Bill

This letter is from the Alliance to Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Diana DeGette applauding their work around the 21st Century Cures bill.
May 15, 2015

ACT-AD Letter to DeGette and Upton Re: 21st Century Cures

This letter is from the ACT-AD Coalition to Rep. Fred Upton and Rep. Diana DeGette applauding their work around the 21st Century Cures bill.
May 13, 2015

21st Century Cures Letter to House Members in Regard to NIH Funding

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."
April 20, 2015

Letter to Various Representatives Regarding Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 302(b) Allocation for the Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee

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." 
March 27, 2015

FY16 AFib Appropriations Sign-On Letter

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.
March 11, 2015

FY 2016 L-HHS Alzheimer’s Disease Letter

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).
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.
November 7, 2013

The Silver Book: Infectious Diseases and Prevention through Vaccination Fact Sheet

This fact sheet shines a spotlight on the value of vaccination in reducing the burden of infectious diseases and outlines…
July 22, 2013

The Silver Book: Healthcare-Associated Infections Fact Sheet

Every year more than 1.7 million Americans are diagnosed with healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).  Around 99,000 people die from their infection and…
February 1, 2013

The Silver Book: Persistent Pain

Around 100 million Americans live with persistent pain–more than are affected by diabetes, cancer, and heart disease combined. This latest…
February 1, 2013

The Silver Book: Atrial Fibrillation Fact Sheet

Atrial fibrillation impacts between 2.7 and 6.1 million adults and can lead to stroke, heart failure, dementia, disability, and death.
April 1, 2012

The Silver Book: Vision Loss Volume II

More than 38 million Americans age 40 and older are blind, visually impaired, or have an age-related eye disease, and…
March 11, 2011

The Silver Book: Thrombosis

Each year around 75,000 Americans are diagnosed with AFib, 900,000 experience a VTE event, adn 800,000 have a stroke.  Some…
May 1, 2010

Human Burden of Diabetes and the Importance of Research

At the launch of The Silver Book:  Diabetes, Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan from Emory University in Atlanta presented on the human…
May 1, 2010

The Severe Burden of Diabetes on America’s Seniors

At the launch of The Silver Book: Diabetes, Dr. William Rowley from The Institute for Alternative Futures presented on the economic…
March 1, 2010

The Silver Book: Diabetes

The first volume of The Silver Book was launched in 2006 and has quickly become a trusted resource for health policy practitioners. The…
November 3, 2009

The Silver Book: Neurological Diseases

As many as 5.1 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease–the 6th leading cause of death, and as many as…
July 1, 2008

The Value of Innovation in Osteoporosis

At the launch of The Silver Book: Osteoporosis, Rachael Fleurence, PhD, presented on the current economic burden of osteoporosis and…
July 1, 2008

Bone Health of Americans is in Jeopardy

At the launch of The Silver Book: Osteoporosis, Dr. Joan Lappe presented on the human burden of osteoporosis and the need…
October 1, 2007

The Burden of Diabetes and the Promise of Biomedical Research

At the launch of The Silver Book, Dr. John Anderson of the American Diabetes Association’s National Advocacy Committee, presented on The Burden…
October 1, 2007

Future Perspectives on Diabetes: What can we do for seniors?

,At the launch of The Silver Book, Dr. William Rowley of The Institute for Alternative Futures, presented on Future Perspectives of Diabetes.
September 1, 2007

The Societal Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease

At the launch of The Silver Book, Jennifer Zeitzer of the Alzheimer’s Association presented on The Societal Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease.
September 1, 2007

The Burden and Future Implications of Adult Visual Disorders in the United States

At the launch of The Silver Book: Vision Loss, National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) joint briefing, David Rein, PhD,…
September 1, 2007

Research Advances in Neurodegenerative Diseases

At the launch of The Silver Book, Dr. Growdon of Mass General, presented on Research Advances in Neurodegenerative Diseases: Alzheimer & Parkinson.
March 30, 2007

Fiscal Year 2008 Appropriations for the National Institute on Aging: U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Daniel Perry of the Alliance for Aging Research, and Carol Schutz of the Gerontological Society of America, submitted this testimony…
February 1, 2007

The Value of Antihypertensive Drugs: A Perspective on Medical Innovation

At the launch of The Silver Book, Genia Long, Vice President of Analysis Group Inc. presented on The Value of High Blood…
February 1, 2007

Heart Disease and Innovation: The Potential and Promise

At the launch of The Silver Book, Dr. Gibbons presented on Heart Disease and Innovation: The Potential and Promise.
October 1, 2006

Oncology and Innovation: The potential and the promise

At the launch of The Silver Book, Dr. Len Lichtenfeld presented Oncology and Innovation: The Potential and Promise. The presentation slides are…
October 1, 2006

Pharmaceutical Innovation and Cancer Survival

At the launch of The Silver Book, Frank R. Lichtenberg presented The Economic Argument for Medical Innovation. The slides from his presentation…
September 1, 2006

Beyond Technology: Biotechnology and the pursuit of happiness

View Stephen Austad and Jay Olshansky’s presentation slides from  – Going for the Longevity Dividend: Scientific Goals for the World’s Aging…
April 28, 2006

Fiscal Year 2007 Appropriations for the National Institute on Aging: U.S. Senate, Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Daniel Perry of the Alliance for Aging Research, and Carol Schutz of the Gerontological Society of America, submitted this testimony…