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Alliance Honors Our Heroes in Health, Welcomes a New Board Chair, and More!

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Alliance Celebrates 30th Anniversary Heroes in Health 

The iconic Waldorf Astoria, Washington, D.C., was the beautiful backdrop for a successful Heroes in Health event on September 26.

The evening featured Conversations with the FDA and CMS, a networking reception, and annual Awards Dinner honoring five individuals for their contributions to advance the science of human aging. More than 300 attended to celebrate "Integrity, Collaboration, and Healthy Aging" which raised more than $640,000.

Read a full recap and watch a recording of the awards dinner.

The Alliance Welcomes New Board Chair Michele Markus

The Alliance is honored to announce that Michele Markus has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Directors. Markus, the Board's former vice chair, is Head of Global Health Accounts, Worldwide Enterprise Lead for Omnicom.

In a formal announcement made this week, Markus expressed optimism thanks to collaboration with other organizations. "In the era of misinformation about medical science and our nation’s federal health agencies, the Alliance’s work is more important than ever to cut through the noise and serve as a reliable voice on health information and public policy."

Also at the September 27 Board Meeting, Mark Simon was named Vice Chair, Karen Gally was named Secretary, and Dorothy Ouchida was appointed as a new Board Member. View the full Board roster.


Former Alliance Board Chair Jim Scott Reflects on His Service in a Final Blog

New COVID-19 Vaccine Provides Improved Protection this Fall

The FDA approved updated COVID-19 vaccines and the CDC issued a broad-based, simple recommendation for everyone 6 months and older!

With several types of COVID-19 vaccines and boosters available, older adults and loved ones may have questions about which one is best for them. Check out our new COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet breaking down how each type helps develop immunity and debunking some common misinformation about the vaccines.


Updated Quick Guide to CDC-Recommended Vaccines for Adults Ages 65+

Press Release with CVEEP: CDC Recommendations Ensure Broad Access to COVID Vaccines

NHC “Conversations with Trusted Messengers” video: Trusted Messenger - National Health Council

61 Organizations Provide Feedback on Patient-Centered Medicare Prescription Payment Plan

The Alliance, along with 60 organizations have responded to the CMS' recent guidance on the Medicare Prescription Payment Plan (MP3), encouraging CMS to finalize and incorporate patient protections, engage beneficiaries & stakeholder groups, and more.

Though, the MP3 will provide flexibility to beneficiaries, significant work remains to ensure beneficiaries are able to activate the flexibility when they need to do so, and to educate the public about the availability of the MP3 starting in 2025 and how to enroll.

Read the Full Letter


41 Groups Provide Feedback to CMS on Patient Engagement in Price Negotiation

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