Spotlighting Convening OrganizationsDecember 2, 2020
Alliance for Aging Research
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. 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.
“Vaccines are one of the greatest success stories in modern medicine. Trust in vaccines was integral to reducing infectious disease-related illness and death over the past century. In the middle of a pandemic, it is exactly a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine that will help bring life back to normal if people are willing to receive the vaccine because they have confidence in it. The COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project will address the skepticism that exists among many people and in many communities about vaccines. Our goal together is straightforward—to save as many lives as possible.” – Sue Peschin, President and CEO, Alliance for Aging Research
HealthyWomen is the leading established and respected not-for-profit women’s health organization that has inspired and empowered millions of women to take a proactive role in their health and the health of their families for 30+ years. Over the past three decades, HealthyWomen has developed an extensive library of online and print information on topics ranging from heart disease and breast cancer to diabetes and wellness — with hundreds of lifestyle and condition-oriented topics in between.
With multifaceted clinical content that is reviewed by leading health experts to ensure it is accurate and reflects the latest scientific advances, HealthyWomen is a proven and trusted resource for consumers. Notably, HealthyWomen prides itself on its 24/7 multi-channel media platform with award-winning educational content as well as advocacy awareness campaigns. HealthyWomen delivers educational information that women can learn from and act upon via a diverse array of realistic, relatable, and shareable interventions. HealthyWomen is a rich resource with a broad reach among an active community that reaches over 1.5 million women each month. Furthermore, HealthyWomen engages upwards of 60,000 health care providers (60% RNs and NPs, 40% ob/gyns, general practitioners, and MDs) and proudly partners with countless highly respected local and national organizations.
“Our mission is to educate and empower women to make informed decisions about their health based on accurate, evidence-based information. We want to raise awareness and drive a conversation about the need for public trust in COVID-19 vaccines and help ensure that all women have the information they need to have confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.” – Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen
National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc.
The National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc. (NCBA) is one of the country’s oldest organizations dedicated to aging issues and the only national organization devoted to minority and low-income aging. NCBA has helped protect and improve the quality of life for elderly populations, making certain that legislators, policy makers, philanthropists, advocacy groups, service organizations, thought leaders and the public at-large include minority seniors in their programs, policy- and law-making, and giving.
“We are proud to be a part of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project. Our objective is to get ahead of the misinformation about vaccines and help people understand that any vaccine that is rigorously researched and then approved by the Food & Drug Administration is going to be both safe and effective. Communities of color will be a priority in our education, and our aim is to quell doubt and grow trust. Older Americans should not be made to feel dispensable and hopefully our education will motivate them to get vaccinated so they can resume their lives.” – Karyne Jones, President and CEO, National Caucus & Center on Black Aging, Inc.