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Talk NERDY to Me Patient Advocate Program Information

Published June 10, 2022

The Alliance for Aging Research’s Talk NERDY to Me Network empowers older adults and their family caregivers to accelerate and improve health care research in the aging population. We accomplish this by training them in health research, in particular Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). This training is conducted through the lens of five diseases known to affect older adults: (1) Alzheimer’s disease, (2) heart valve disease, (3) atrial fibrillation, (4) chronic pain and/or disability, and (5) macular degeneration. Participation includes a two-week online workshop, on-going access to a network of other advocates trained in PCOR, and a mentoring program.