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Administration on Aging
Federal agency that advocates for the elderly and increases awareness about aging and needs of vulnerable elders.  Site offers varied aging-related educational materials and information.
http://www.aoa.gov/

National Council on Aging
Non-profit organization of 14,000 organizations and 3,800 members dedicated to advocacy, access to benefits, and helping older individuals remain healthy, active contributors to society.
http://www.ncoa.org

AARP (American Association for Retired Persons)
National membership organization for those 50+ that seeks to enhance quality of life and lead social change through information and an array of benefits, services, investment options, and educational information.  Is a powerful advocacy force for the elderly at local and national levels.
http://www.aarp.org

 

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ)
The federal agency charged with supporting research that will improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care.  It focuses on health outcomes, quality measurement and improvement, access, health care utilization and reduction of unnecessary expenditures, promoting safety and reduction of medical errors, and information technology in patient care and quality and outcomes research.
http://www.ahrq.gov

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
A non-profit professional organization with more than 5000 members in the field of aging that provides researchers, educators, practitioners, and policy makers from multiple disciplines with opportunities to understand, advance, integrate, and use basic and applied research on aging to improve the quality of life as one ages.
http://www.geron.org

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
One of the largest non-profit multidisciplinary professional organizations dedicated to improving the lives of older Americans through clinical practice, education, research and advocacy.  Web site offers educational materials and reports, advocacy information, clinical practice guidelines, geriatric workforce information and other aging-related topics of interest.
http://www.americangeriatrics.org

 

 

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