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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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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.”

 

March 3, 2017

Letter Urges Congressional Leaders to ‘Reject Proposals to Make Radical Structural Changes to Medicaid’

The Alliance joined other organizations in urging Hon. Mitch McConnell, leader, U.S. Senate; Hon. Chuck Schumer
minority leader, U.S. Senate; Hon. Paul Ryan, speaker, U.S. House of Representatives; and Hon. Nancy Pelosi
minority leader, U.S. House of Representatives to “reject proposals to make radical structural changes to Medicaid – by providing federal funding to the states through block grants or per capita caps.”

March 3, 2017

Comment Letter to CMS on Medicare Advantage

This letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from the Better Medicare Alliance, of which the Alliance for Aging Research is a member, offers comments in regard to Medicare Advantage in response to the organization's 2018 Advance Notice and Draft Letter.

February 27, 2017

Letter to President Trump on Federal Public Health and Biomedical Research Workforce and Federal Hiring

The Alliance for Aging Research joined other organizations in calling on President Donald J. Trump to consider of the vital role of the federal public health and biomedical research workforce to the United States as he considers long-term policy regarding federal hiring.

February 10, 2017

Letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price on Maintaining and Enforcing Important Patient Protections and Access to Prescription Drugs

The Alliance joined with 200 other organizations to call on Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price in his review of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act “to maintain the many important protections patients have gained that ensure they can access the care and treatment their providers prescribe.”

 

February 7, 2017

Comments to U.S. Government Leaders on Putting a Priority on NIH Funding

The Alliance joined with 250 other organizations in calling on U.S. government leadership to put a priority on funding for the National Institutes of Health for FY 2017 and beyond.

February 7, 2017

Letter to President Trump on Vaccine Safety

The Alliance for Aging Research joined more than 350 organizations in this letter to President Donald Trump in support of the safety of vaccines.

February 6, 2017

Comments Regarding Protections for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Sent to Congressional Representatives

The Alliance for Aging Research joined other organizations in this letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

February 6, 2017

Comments Regarding Protections for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Sent to U.S. Senate Members

The Alliance for Aging Research joined other organizations in this letter to members of  the U.S. Senate regarding protections for patients with pre-existing conditions.

January 24, 2017

Comments on Oversight Framework for Molecular Diagnostic Tests, including Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)/House Version

This letter to House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan and House Minority Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi urges them to “make updating the oversight framework for all molecular diagnostic tests, including laboratory developed tests (LDTs), a priority early in the 115th Congress.”

January 24, 2017

Comments on Oversight Framework for Molecular Diagnostic Tests, including Laboratory Developed Tests (LDTs)/Senate Version

This letter to Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Charles Schumer that urges them to “make updating the oversight framework for all molecular diagnostic tests, including laboratory developed tests (LDTs), a priority early in the 115th Congress.” 

September 15, 2016

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults — Workshop Participant Evaluation

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 evaluation form is designed to collect valuable feedback from participants on the workshop.  Please use this feedback to adapt future workshops, and share with us at [email protected] 

September 15, 2016

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults — Workshop Leader’s Guide

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 Leader's Guide gives guidance on promotion & logistics, an agenda & script, and tips on keeping the participants engaged.

September 15, 2016

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults — Workshop Participant Quiz Answers

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 quiz is designed for participants to use during the workshop as a discussion tool.

September 15, 2016

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults — Workshop Promotional Poster

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 poster is designed for community health leaders to use in spreading the word about upcoming workshops.

September 15, 2016

Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults — Workshop Slide Presentation

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.

The slide presentation adds visual interest to the discussion and elaborates on some of the concepts covered in the script.

September 12, 2016

Celebrating a Year Without a Stroke: Tips for you to simply talk with your atrial fibrillation patients about stroke prevention

The risk of stroke from atrial fibrillation (AFib) is real, and can quickly change a patient's life. As you know, the scientific evidence confirms that oral anticoagulation is highly effective at reducing stroke risk. Yet, elderly patients are too often under-anticoagulted, owing in part to their lack of understanding about stroke risk and the value of anticoagulation. This tip sheet offers talking points to help health care professionals help their patients to better understand why anticoagulation is critical and how adherence will allow them to celebate more years without a stroke.

August 30, 2016

Heart Valve Disease Awareness Surveys

The Alliance for Aging Research has released surveys that give insights into public awareness about heart valve disease. 

August 23, 2016

Alliance Comments on PDUFA VI Commitment Letter

The Alliance provided comments in response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's PDUFA VI Commitment Letter.

August 15, 2016

Comments on CMS-3295-P by the Alliance

The Alliance for Aging Research submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on its proposal rule: CMS-3295-P, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Hospital and Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Changes to Promote Innovation, Flexibility, and Improvement in Patient Care.

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