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Alliance Makes the Most of “The Longest Day”, Celebrates Community, and Wins Big at the Tellys

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Living Longer and Loving It

New White Paper Confirms Vaccination is
Still Our Best Shot

A new report outlines a reflection of the Federal response to vaccination during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 35-page document, “A Call to Action: Expand & Ensure Access to All Vaccines for Long-Term Care Residents,” is a summary of key findings resulting from a roundtable symposium held on January 27.  

Convened by the Alliance for Aging Research and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP), the roundtable gathered more than 45 individuals representing a variety of stakeholders to offer a significant opportunity to share lessons learned and identify policies and programs needed to sustain and expand access to vaccines at long-term facilities.

Read a summary and the report

Alliance Spends "The Longest Day"
Raising Awareness for Alzheimer's

June 21 was “The Longest Day,” the day with the most light. Advocates from around the world worked toward better awareness and care for those with Alzheimer’s. In addition to sharing key messages, the Alliance led a call to action to urge Congress to tell CMS to #StopRationingCare.

In the Media:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Americans Agree: Medicare’s Unfair on Alzheimer’s Treatment

Fayetteville Observer -  Alzheimer’s Patients Deserve Access to All FDA-Approved Drugs 

The Washington Post - Medicare’s Alzheimer’s Drug Plan Won’t Help Patients Like Me

Bloomberg Law - Pricey Alzheimer’s Drug Coverage Hinges on FDA Decision

The Star-Ledger - Medicare refuses to pay for a new, hopeful treatment for my Alzheimer’s. That’s cruel.

Alliance Urges FDA Advisory Committee to Rely on Expertise

Alliance President & CEO Sue Peschin delivered comments to the FDA’s Peripheral and Central Nervous System Drugs Advisory Committee on June 9, asking them to lean on the meaningful existence of FDA approval. “To the Advisory Committee, please consider how your dialogue today will help or harm the public’s trust in science and in the FDA. Please serve as true advisors to the FDA’s already impartial, rigorous, and expert review.”

Read the statement

Valve Disease Day Impact Report

Check out the 2023 Heart Valve Disease Day Impact Report. Learn how 121 partners reached an estimated audience of hundreds of millions and produced 1.2 million activations with a stethoscope challenge, screening events, a radio media tour, TV PSAs, and lots of great media coverage.

Thanks to our partners for continuing to join forces to raise awareness and encourage everyone to listen to their hearts!

Read the report

Alliance Honored with Two Telly Awards

Two of our recent educational films earned 2023 Telly Awards for excellence in education, bringing our all-time total to 16! The 2023 awarded videos include: Living with Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Our Best Shot: Preventing and Treating the Flu.

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Podcast: Aging with Pride

"What do I love most? The fact that I survived."

As Pride Month comes to a close, it's important we recognize the communities that empower the global LGBTQIA movement's fight for freedom and dignity. Zami Nobla is one of those groups. 

In the latest episode of This is Growing Old we are joined by Mary Anne Adams, the founder of the National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging to discuss what community really means.

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Recent News 

49 Organizations to CMS: Enact Protections, Education for Medicare Beneficiaries Related to Part D Redesign

June 5

Alliance Urges Prioritization of Patient Outcomes When Considering Interventions to Address Obesity

June 14

Roundtable Highlights Common Goals, Areas for Future Focus in Implementing Medicare Out-of-Pocket Cost Reforms

June 27

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