Alliance Website Receives Two Awards

The Alliance for Aging Research Website Receives Two World Wide Web Merit Awards

Washington, D.C. – The Alliance for Aging Research is the honorable recipient of two merit awards for its website from the 2004 World Wide Web Health Awards Program.

The first award recognizes the overall Alliance for Aging Research website, which aims to provide resources and information to help Americans live healthy for “the second 50 years.” The second award honors the website’s AMD Health Corner, which provides resources for learning about Age-related Macular Degeneration and an online quiz to test personal likelihood for developing AMD. Both entries were evaluated in the Patient Education Information site category.

“We are proud to be recognized for our efforts in disseminating quality healthcare information to thousands of Americans,” said Daniel Perry, executive director for the Alliance for Aging Research. “Now more than ever, people need to have the knowledge necessary to manage their personal health in hopes of staying healthy and vigorous as they age.”

A distinguished panel of judges evaluated entries in the Fall/Winter 2004 World Wide Web Health Awards Program. Based on a rating scale of 1 to 100, each judge evaluated entries for content, creativity, and an overall assessment.

Features of include video endorsements from people coping with age-related health problems, news about new studies and treatments, an area to order Alliance publications on-line, and the popular webzine, Living Longer and Loving It! This free webzine is also sent quarterly to more than 10,000 registered subscribers.

The aging research website has innovative navigational and search tools, making it easy and fun for web users to obtain and use the latest information about health and longevity. One of the most popular features of the website is an interactive Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator. This innovative feature estimates the likely length of one’s life based on reported health habits, life style factors and family history provided by website visitors.

Visitors also have an effective outlet for advocacy on behalf of aging-related health research at with interactive means to make their views heard by federal policymakers who determine the pace and scope of research that affects people as they age.

Founded in 1986, the Alliance for Aging Research is a nonprofit, independent organization dedicated to improving the health and independence of aging Americans through public and private funding of medical research and geriatric education. The Alliance combines the interest of top scientists, public officials, business executives, and foundation leaders to promote a greater national investment in research and new technologies that will prepare our nation for the coming senior boom, and improve the quality of life for today’s older generation.