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The Alliance Celebrates a Heartfelt Valve Disease Day!

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Valve Disease Day a Heartfelt Triumph

From partner events worldwide to a pivotal WebMD discussion led by Alliance Board Member Dr. John Whyte, this year's Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day was an immensely heartwarming success. We extend our pride to the 125+ organizations that joined us in making history!

While Valve Disease Day may be behind us, it's never too late to prioritize your heart health. Discover more about risk factors, symptoms, detection, and treatment of valve disease at

Podcast: Becoming Your Own
Advocate with Heart Disease Survivor Robyn Peacock 

"Being your own best advocate is the best gift you can give yourself. I always say, you are the expert on you."

As we continue to amplify the voices of those impacted by heart disease this Heart Month, we’re joined by survivor, patient-advocate, and WomenHeart Champion Robyn Peacock. 

Listen or watch our YouTube video as Robyn shares her life-changing journey with heart disease and what drives her advocacy work.

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Save the Date for our Annual 
Heroes in Health Celebration 

Plan to join us on September 24 as we celebrate Hope, Resilience, and Healthy Aging at this year's Heroes in Health event at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria in Washington, DC. 

For three decades, the Annual Awards Dinner has honored trailblazing advocates for older Americans. This year, we celebrate a renewed commitment to the aging community and the leaders who defend everyone's right to healthy aging.  

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Alliance: Passage of H.R. 485 is a Milestone, But Bipartisan Senate Support Now Needed to Ban QALY

This month, the Alliance submitted comments supporting H.R. 766, the Preventative Health Savings Act, a bill that aims to ensure accurate consideration of long-term savings from preventative healthcare initiatives by the Congressional Budget Office.

This approach emphasizes early detection, screening, and treatment, reducing the financial burden of advanced diseases and improving overall population health.

Read the Full Statement

Alliance Commends Bipartisan
Introduction of EPIC Act

On February 1, Congressmen Greg Murphy (R-NC), Don Davis (D-NC), and Brett Guthrie (R-KY) introduced the Ensuring Pathways to Innovative Cures (EPIC) Act, which would remedy the Inflation Reduction Act’s disparate treatment of small-molecule drugs and biologics.

The Alliance supports the bipartisan legislation, emphasizing the importance of both biologics and small molecules in treating diseases.

Read the Full Statement

Webinar: Preventing and Treating
Muscle Loss with Age

This month, the Aging in Motion (AIM) Campaign hosted a webinar on Preventing and Treating Muscle Loss with Age: Nutrition & Exercise for Health and Independence. 

There were great questions from the audience about the role of lean protein in promoting muscle health, medications that can increase or decrease muscle, if there’s a consensus on a definition of sarcopenia, how much strength training is enough, and more.

Moderated by Lindsay Clarke, Alliance Senior Vice President of Health Education and Advocacy, speakers included:
  • Jack Guralnik MD, PhD, MPH, Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Roger Fielding, PhD, Team Lead and Senior Scientist, Jean Mayer (USDA) Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University
  • Susan Roberts, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Tufts University School of Nutrition and Science Policy

Watch the Recording

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