These papers produced by Pfizer and based on peer-reviewed studies as well as real patient stories detail the value of medicines for society and the economy. Topics include healthy aging, vaccines, over the counter medicines, and drug adherence.
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This informal document presents general information about the OAA nutrition program that may be surprising to some and brand new to others.
The Older Americans Act (OAA) is a flexible law that allows states to tailor their programs to meet the needs of the older adults in their states/communities who are in greatest social and economic need. Sometimes people comment that the “OAA nutrition program won’t let us....(fill in the blank)” when in reality there may be no restriction in the OAA that would prohibit that action, or they say “Really? I had no idea that the OAA nutrition program allows....(fill in the blank)”.
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On Monday, July 13th the White House Conference on Aging will be live streaming the conference for everyone to watch. For more information on what to expect and/or how to get involved, visithttp://whitehouseconferenceonaging.gov/index.html
NANASP sends letter signed by 61 organizations to urge movement of reauthorization of Older Americans Act on the Senate floor. Read Letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid.
Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., discusses the importance of adult vaccination and why it is important to talk to a healthcare provider about appropriate vaccines that may protect you or a family member. Watch Now
Some people think that immunization is only for infants and young children, but that’s far from the truth—adults need vaccines too. In fact, nearly 50,000 adults in the United States die from vaccine-preventable infectious diseases or their complications each year. This month, please join us in raising awareness of the power of prevention as we recognize World Immunization Week during April 24-30.
As adults as young as 50 get older, their immune systems decline, leaving them more susceptible to infectious diseases, like pneumococcal pneumonia, a type of pneumonia. In fact, pneumonia is a leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, despite increased personal risk, many adults aren’t vaccinated.
NANASP and Meals on Wheels America wrote to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees on April 23, 2015 to urge them to support a funding level of $874.6 million for the OAA nutrition programs for FY 2016 as proposed in the President's budget. The letter also states our position against any return to sequester-level funding for OAA programs. Read Letter