Alliance for Aging Research

Catalyzing Innovation for Healthy Aging

Washington, DC   |  http://www.agingresearch.org/

Mission

The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.

Ruling year info

1986

President and CEO

Susan Peschin

Main address

1700 K St. NW Suite 740

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

54-1379174

NTEE code info

Geriatrics (H94)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (H01)

Geriatrics (G94)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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The Alliance believes that advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce health care costs over the long term and that access to the latest scientific information empowers people to take control of their health.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health Education & Public Policy Programs

The Alliance believes advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term. For more than 30 years, the Alliance has guided efforts to substantially increase funding and focus for aging at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration; built influential coalitions to guide groundbreaking regulatory improvements for age-related diseases; and created award-winning, high-impact educational materials to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers. For more information, visit www.agingresearch.org.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new advocates recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Older adults, Seniors, Caregivers, Researchers

Related Program

Health Education & Public Policy Programs

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of patients, family caregivers, researchers, and clinicians trained on PCOR through the Alliance's Talk NERDY to Me training program.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Alliance for Aging Research aims to accelerate the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. America's science, innovation, and public spirit have the potential to avert the social and fiscal chaos that might otherwise accompany a "silver tsunami" of age-related diseases and lost productivity. The Alliance for Aging Research seeks to realize this potential and establish "healthy aging research" as a priority for our country as a whole. The advances we seek will make 85 years for most people look and feel like 65 today.

The Alliances strives to advance science and enhance lives through a variety of activities and initiatives:

- Fight for legislation that will advance medical breakthroughs by working with policymakers in the nation's capital and across the country.

- Build coalitions of diverse organizations and individuals to bring visibility and support to health research and its goals.

- Encourage greater funding for the National Institutes of Health and other public health agencies.

- Promote greater private sector research efforts that complements public funding.

- Advocate for more research dollars to go to age-related diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and Parkinson's disease, as well as better scientific understanding of the underlying aging process.Conducts grassroots education campaigns for health professionals and the public on diseases which disproportionately affect the elderly, such as congestive heart failure, incontinence, macular degeneration, and high blood pressure.

- Conduct studies and surveys that examine important medical, behavioral, and social issues associated with longevity, including a widely-quoted survey of American's attitudes toward health and aging.

- Serve as a source for reliable information on the health and well-being of older people, and on trends associated with seniors.

- Create and disseminate health education materials to consumers in a variety of formats.

For over 35 years, the Alliance has been a leading nonprofit force advancing the science of aging and health, educating health care consumers and medical professionals, and advocating for public policies to promote aging research and higher quality of life for older Americans. For this reason, the Alliance has become a valued advocacy organization and a respected influential voice with policymakers.

The Alliance is led by a team of experts in non-profit management, public health, health education, and public policy. These leaders, along with the entire organization, meet the highest possible standards to be accurate, objective, and ethically sound in all of its activities, communications, educational materials, and public statements.

The Alliance also has a history of collaboration with other organizations in order to achieve our goals of improving the health and independence of the aging population. The Alliance stands ready to develop effective partnerships with those who share our scientific, educational, health and policy goals.

In the last 3.5 decades, the “small but mighty" Alliance for Aging Research has racked up a pretty impressive list of accomplishments. Here are just a few:

The Alliance was one of the main organizations that advocated for the NIH doubling, increasing NIH's budget from $13.7 to $27.1 billion between 1999 and 2003.

In 1990, the Alliance teamed with former Cabinet Secretary Joseph Califano to convince Congress to establish a network of Claude Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers. The goal of the OAIC program, which exists today at 16 major academic institutions, is to increase scientific knowledge that allows older adults to maintain or restore their independence.

Also in the early 1990s, the Alliance devised a plan with the Commonwealth Fund to raise support for physician-scientists to train in geriatrics. This effort was the basis for today's highly-prestigious Paul Beeson Award program at the NIA, which to date has awarded more than 180 scholars from across the nation for advanced research projects in aging.

The Alliance was also a maverick on human embryonic stem cell research, launching a new patient coalition and leading CAMR, the Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research. After several years of tough fighting on the Hill, in 2009 President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order to repeal major restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research funds.

In 2006, the Alliance launched the Accelerate Cure and Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease—or ACT-AD—coalition. For 10 years, ACT-AD has brought together patient advocates, researchers, industry, and government agencies, to convene with the FDA to tackle major barriers in Alzheimer's disease clinical development.

Also in 2006, the Alliance started its Silver Book series, a highly-respected resource that provides statistics on the human and economic burden of diseases in the 65+ population, and uniquely highlights areas of innovation.

In 2016, the Alliance-led Aging in Motion coalition pushed for the CDC to establish the first-ever ICD-10 code for sarcopenia. The Alliance also established an annual National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on February 22.

The Alliance continues to focus and explore the value of aging, especially how to calculate value for the 1 in 4 Americans—and 3 in 4 Americans aged 65 and older—who are living with multiple chronic conditions and using multiple treatments at the same time. The Alliance will explore what value is placed on our society's older adults and their health and will do this through facilitating webcasts with the Bipartisan Policy Center, participating in the World Economic Forum Committee on Human Enhancement, and engaging the FDA review divisions on Alzheimer's disease and sarcopenia clinical development.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Alliance for Aging Research

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

James Scott

Applied Policy

Daniel Perry

John Steffens

Spring Mountain Capital, LP

George Beach

Beach Creative Communications

John Breaux

Patton Boggs, LLP

Bruce Garren

William Schuyler

GlaxoSmithKline

James Scott

Applied Policy, LLC

Mark Simon

Torreya Partners, LLC

Billy Tauzin

Tauzin Consultants, LLC

John Alam

EIP Pharma, LLC

Michele Markus

Omnicom Health Group

Margaret Davis-Cerrone

Pfizer

Barry Liden

Edwards Lifesciences

James Eden

The Eden Group, LLC

Karen Gally

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Mary Bordoni

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Kelsey Lang

Novo Nordisk

Calvin Schmidt

Johnson & Johnson

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/20/2021

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.