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The Alliance Shares Real Stories of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Reaffirms its Mission and Vision, and More!

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New Films Highlight Real Stories
of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Vaccines are critical in protecting the health of yourself and your community, and are our best line of defense against many infectious diseases. They help your body recognize and fight germs by protecting you each time you come into contact with someone who is sick.

In an effort to encourage older adults to receive all of their vaccinations, the Alliance for Aging Research has created a series of films that feature adults sharing their experiences with Pneumonia, Pertussis, and Shingles.

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Alliance Urges HHS to Address Discrimination in Medical Care
and Value Assessment 

The Alliance was joined by 44 organizations in asking the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen protections against discrimination in healthcare decision making and in value assessment.

The letter was submitted in response to proposed regulation from the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) that updates, clarifies, and strengthens the implementing regulation for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973.

Read the full letter here

Alliance: Stop Conflating Staffing Issues with Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotics

Alliance President and CEO Sue Peschin, MHS, recently provided comments demanding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) take immediate action to "fix the agency’s outdated antipsychotic quality measure, which creates incentives for misdiagnosis and prevents patient-centered care grounded in clinical standards."

These comments were made during the Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services meeting on implementation of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act (NAPA).

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Project PAUSE Addresses Concerns Related to Long-Term Care Facility Staffing, Antipsychotic Medication Metrics

New Video: Discriminatory Metrics Have No Place in Healthcare

The Alliance released an educational film warning against discriminatory drug pricing metrics promoted by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER).

ICER’s Value Assessments Harm Access for Protected Populations – What You Need to Know details the Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) and the Equal Value Life Years Gained (evLYG, or evLY), two drug pricing metrics that have been found to place more value on treatments for younger, healthier patients, while limiting access to care for older or disabled patients.

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Podcast: Navigating Neuropsychiatric Symptoms with Terrie Montgomery

"...We realize that we have this disease, but this disease does not have us until we're all used up."

Are you familiar with the symptoms of Alzheimer’s? Neuropsychiatric symptoms, or NPS, are mood and emotional symptoms of dementias and other brain diseases that are often overlooked and under-treated.

In the latest episode of This Is Growing Old, we’re joined by Terrie Montgomery, a friend of the Alliance, a patient advocate, and someone who, after receiving a dementia diagnosis, has committed her voice to ensuring that Alzheimer’s patients have access to treatments and care and that there’s a nurturing community for everyone.

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Alliance Reaffirms Commitment to Healthy Aging in Revised Mission and Vision

For more than 35 years, the Alliance for Aging Research has guided groundbreaking efforts to improve the lives of aging Americans. As we continue to advocate for increased access and equity for older adults and caregivers, we are proud to share our renewed mission and vision. 

Our Mission
Changing the narrative to achieve healthy aging and equitable access to care.

Our Vision
A culture that embraces healthy aging as a greater good and values science and investments to advance dignity, independence, and equity

Learn More About Our Mission, Vision, and Values

We hope our mission and vision inspire you to support healthy aging this holiday season through year-end giving to the Alliance. To learn more,
visit the Ways To Give section of our website.


Our Best Shot for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season 


Learn more about the available vaccines, where you can get them for free, and the important work of USA Boxing and other Olympic Teams to educate and vaccinate at community events across the country.

Monday, December 11

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Medicare Drug Price Negotiation: How to Ensure Access and Equity

Join The Hill and the Alliance for a deep dive into Medicare drug price negotiation with health officials, lawmakers, and advocates.

Wednesday, December 13

8:00 AM ET Registration & Networking
8:30 AM ET Programming Begins
10:00 AM ET Programming Concludes

Top of the Hill
Banquet & Conference Center
1 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20002, US
(and live streaming)

Register Here

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