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We believe that everyone should have the resources they need to take control of their health. From articles to workshop kits, these documents will provide powerful information to inform your healthcare journey.

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August 1, 2018

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults — Quick Guide Take-Home for Participants

Our Best Shot: Workshop Kit is designed for community leaders hosting workshops for seniors and their caregivers on the basics of vaccination. The “soup-to-nuts” kit covers how vaccines work, common vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine safety and efficacy, the vaccine schedule for adults 60-64 and 65+, and where and how to get vaccinated.

This Quick Guide to Vaccination is designed for participants to take-home with them and includes information on vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccine schedule for adults ages 60 – 64 and 54+, plus a wallet-size vaccine tracker to help them keep track of their received and needed vaccinations.

May 8, 2017

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

A group of almost 800 organizations, including the Alliance for Aging Research, sent this letter to leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to urge them “to increase the fiscal year (FY) 2018 302(b) subcommittee allocation” for programs and services administered by the departments and agencies under Labor-HHS’s jurisdiction.

April 13, 2017

Preventive Health Savings Act

This letter signed by 117 organizations sent to Representative Burgess, Representative DeGette, Senator Crapo, and Senator Cardin expresses support for the Preventive Health Savings Act.

March 27, 2017

Testimony before Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, on Examining FDA’s Medical Device User Fee Program

On March 28, Alliance for Aging Research Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens testified before the United States House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, at its hearing on the FDA’s Medical Device User Fee Program.

March 20, 2017

Letter on Proposed Changes to Existing Measure for HEDIS 2017: Pneumococcal Vaccination Status for Older Adults (PNU)

The Adult Vaccine Access Coalition (AVAC), which includes the Alliance for Aging Research, offered these
comments on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) proposed modifications to
the Pneumococcal Vaccination for Older Adults measure.

March 8, 2017

Alliance Letter to Congressional Leadership on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

The Alliance's President and CEO Susan Peschin and Vice President of Public Policy Cynthia Bens wrote this letter to Congressional leadership “to respectfully ask you to reconsider proposed repeal and replacement provisions for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will have an adverse impact on the health and well-being of America’s seniors and near-seniors, and to permanently repeal two existing provisions in the ACA that have concerned us.”

March 7, 2017

FY 2018 Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Testimony from the Alliance

This is testimony from the Alliance for Aging regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations process. It notes that “there is an ever-increasing need for sustained investment in the NIH, CDC, and AHRQ. Our testimony will highlight critical health concerns that disproportionately affect older adults and initiatives supported by our federal health agencies that are addressing them.”