New Report Shines Light on Impact of Bladder Health on Social Participation, Economic Productivity and Workforce Engagement
Global Coalition on Aging Calls for Increased Awareness, More Effective Treatments for Overactive Bladder, a Hidden Barrier to Active Aging for Millions of Older Adults
NEW YORK, NY (21 February 2018) - Today the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a new report titled, "Bladder Health and Active Aging: Overcoming Stigma and Innovating Treatments as We Age." The report highlights the impact bladder health can have on the quality of life as one ages and stresses the need for greater awareness of and new, innovative treatment options for overactive bladder (OAB), an increasingly debilitating, yet often unrecognized and under-addressed condition of aging.
Digital Silver Forum Showcases Health, Technology, and Business Innovation for $15 Trillion Silver Market
The unique one-day event brought focus on active and healthy ageing ahead of Slush, Europe's largest startup conference
HELSINKI, FINLAND (November 29, 2017) - On November 28, the second-annual Digital Silver Forum convened nearly 400 leaders from global businesses, startups, NGOs, governments, and policymaking organizations for a day-long event in Helsinki to connect digital innovation and healthy and active ageing for the $15 trillion silver market. Digital Silver brought focus to the increasing recognition and response to the growing influence of consumers over 60, of which there will be 1 billion by 2020.
NEW PAPER FROM THE GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING CALLS FOR GREATER ATTENTION, INVESTMENT AND MORE RAPID ADOPTION OF REMOTE CARE DELIVERY
Paper highlights research showing that remote care yields benefits across the healthcare continuum, including improved quality of life and reduced costs
BOSTON (October 25, 2017) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today released a position paper calling for greater attention to remote care delivery (RCD) as a new standard of care for the 21st century. Against a changing landscape defined by rapid population aging, this new paper, Remote Care Delivery: Transforming Healthcare and Long-Term Care to Meet 21st Century Aging Realities, outlines the many benefits of RCD to individuals, their healthcare providers and to the healthcare system overall, including its impact on healthcare costs, care outcomes and quality of life. GCOA calls upon payers, providers and policymakers to prioritize RCD as a game-changing investment that will lead to higher-quality and cost-saving care.
CONSENSUS STATEMENT ESTABLISHES GLOBAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN SKIN HEALTH AND AGING EXPERTS TO ADVANCE A LIFE COURSE OF HEALTHY SKIN
The new statement was released at the 21st World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, the leading global gathering of experts in aging
NEW YORK (July 21, 2017) – In a groundbreaking new consensus statement, three leading global organizations in dermatology and aging together affirmed the critical importance of healthy skin to achieving healthy and active aging. The Consensus Statement on a Life Course of Healthy Skin was co-signed by the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS), the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and released today at the 21st IAGG World Congress, in San Francisco, the largest gathering of aging experts in the world.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING TO CARRY BUSINESS VOICE AT IAGG’S 21ST WORLD CONGRESS
Three GCOA-Led Symposia to Address Innovations in Skin Health, Elder Caregiving, Alzheimer’s Disease, Financial Services and Technology to Enable Healthy Aging
NEW YORK (July 21, 2017) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), the leading business voice on aging, will be featured in three symposia at the 21st World Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). In addition, GCOA members – including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nestlé Skin Health and Pfizer – will lead various sessions throughout the weeklong conference.
GCOA CALLS FOR LEADERS AT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE TO PURSUE ONGOING INNOVATION IN DEMENTIA TREATMENT, PREVENTION AND CARE
Dementia Innovation Readiness Index identifies opportunities to accelerate key areas of innovation, including regulations.
As the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London focuses on advancing science to eradicate the disease, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) calls on leaders in Alzheimer’s and dementia policy, science and practice to pursue innovation to advance dementia treatment, prevention and care. The Dementia Innovation Readiness Index, researched, analyzed and authored by GCOA and Alzheimer’s Disease International, is a first-ever comprehensive evaluation of innovation in dementia treatment, prevention and care across G7 countries.Read more...
2017 AEGON RETIREMENT READINESS SURVEY LINKS HEALTHY LIFESTYLE AND FINANCIAL HABITS WITH RETIREMENT SUCCESS
NEW YORK (June 6, 2017) – The Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) today launched its sixth Annual Retirement Readiness Survey at the OECD Forum in Paris. The report, Successful Retirement – Healthy Aging and Financial Security, finds that both good financial habits and a healthy lifestyle are critical components of preparing for a successful retirement. ACLR, over its six surveys, has a data base of 86,000 across 15 countries on all continents.
FIRST-EVER DEMENTIA INNOVATION READINESS INDEX IDENTIFIES OPPORTUNITIES TO ACCELERATE SOLUTIONS AND COLLABORATION IN DEMENTIA TREATMENT, PREVENTION, AND CARE ACROSS G7 COUNTRIES
KYOTO (April 26, 2017) – Today, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) launched the Dementia Innovation Readiness Index, a first-ever comprehensive evaluation of innovation in dementia treatment, prevention, and care across G7 countries.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING APPLAUDS NESTLÉ SKIN HEALTH FOR GROUNDBREAKING NEW ‘ITCH TRACKER’
The new application, available for use with Apple Watch, holds important potential for improving care and treatment of those with dementia
NEW YORK (April 13, 2017) – The Global Coalition on Aging congratulates Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD on the release of its groundbreaking “Itch Tracker,” a new application that collects data on scratching during sleep. The Itch Tracker, which works in concert with the Apple Watch, bridges the gap between research and personalized care, and has the potential to significantly improve quality of life and future treatments for itch, particularly for older adults.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING COMMEMORATES WORLD HEALTH DAY AND CALLS ATTENTION TO ADDRESSING DEPRESSION IN THE PURSUIT OF HEALTHY AGING
NEW YORK (April 7, 2017) – On this World Health Day, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) recognizes the importance of addressing and reducing the stigma surrounding depression, WHD’s 2017 theme. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Recognizing the risk of depression and making appropriate care and supports accessible for older adults and their caregivers are critical to healthy and active aging for all.
NESTLÉ SKIN HEALTH SHIELD HACKATHON INSPIRES WINNING INNOVATIONS IN SKIN HEALTH
Hackathon Judges Award $20,000 in Prizes, With a Grand Prize Still Up for Grabs
NEW YORK (March 29, 2017) – Four innovation teams took top prizes at the inaugural Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD Hackathon on March 10th and 11th, 2017. Judges awarded $5,000 to each winning team for their innovative proposals to address challenges in skin health.
EU CARE PARTNERS MEET TO DEVELOP AND APPROVE TRAINING CURRICULUM
NEW YORK (March 23, 2017) – The EIT Health CARE CAMPUS steering group met on March 13 and 14 at the University of Oxford’s Ageing Institute to further develop and approve the initiative’s e-learning platform and modules. These learning tools will allow existing healthcare professionals to develop a deeper understanding of care, as well as help family caregivers navigate their role as elder caregivers.
SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR A LIFETIME OF HEALTHY SKIN
American Skin Association Releases New Guidelines — An Invaluable Tool for People of All Ages to Protect Their Health and Quality of Life, Now and in the Future
NEW YORK (March 15, 2017) – They sound like simple, common sense steps for your daily routine, but they can make all the difference in ensuring healthy skin for people from birth to 100. American Skin Association (ASA) announced today the official launch of its Seven Principles for a Lifetime of Healthy Skin.
THE MILKEN INSTITUTE RELEASES 2017 “BEST CITIES FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING” RANKINGS
Provo-Orem, UT and Iowa City, IA Take Top Spots Among Large and Small Metros
LOS ANGELES (March 14, 2017) – The Milken Institute today released the third edition of its “Best Cities for Successful Aging“ report and index, a collaboration between the Institute’s Center for the Future of Aging and its Research Department. The report evaluates 381 U.S. metropolitan areas to determine how well they serve the needs of the nation’s growing population of mature adults, enabling them to age productively, securely, and in optimal health.
GCOA COMMENDS TRANSAMERICA AND AEGON FOR GROUNDBREAKING RETIREMENT REPORT FOCUSING ON THE SELF-EMPLOYED
NEW YORK (January 31, 2017) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) congratulates the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS) and the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement (ACLR) for the release of their groundbreaking new report, Retirement Preparations in a New Age of Self-Employment. The first-of-its-kind report assesses the retirement outlook of self-employed workers around the world.
DIGITAL SILVER FORUM SHOWCASES TECHNOLOGY, POLICY, AND BUSINESS INNOVATION FOR $15 TRILLION SILVER MARKET
The Unique One-Day Event Brought Focus on Active and Healthy Aging to Slush, Europe’s Largest Startup Conference
HELSINKI, FINLAND (December 8, 2016) – On November 29, the inaugural Digital Silver Forum convened nearly 300 leaders from global businesses, startups, NGOs, governments, and policymaking organizations for a day-long event in Helsinki to connect digital innovation and healthy and active aging for the $15 trillion silver market. Digital Silver brought focus to the increasing recognition and response to the growing influence of consumers over 60.
NESTLÉ SKIN HEALTH HONORED BY THE AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH
NEW YORK (November 14, 2016) – Nestlé Skin Health was honored with the 2016 Honorary Leadership Award from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) for its Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD initiative (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development) which aims to advance the future of skin health. AFAR is a U.S. nonprofit health, medical and scientific organization that supports healthy aging through biomedical research.
EIT HEALTH CARE AND GCOA RECOGNIZE WORLD ALZHEIMER'S DAY
The EIT Health CARE Partnership is Responding to Critical Need for Trained Elder Caregivers in Europe
MUNICH, GERMANY (September 21, 2016) – As we mark World Alzheimer's Day, the Caregiving and Ageing Reimagined in Europe (CARE) initiative, funded by European Innovation and Technology Health (EIT Health), is well underway creating the core training materials to support the critical need for elder caregiving throughout Europe, which of course includes Alzheimer’s caregiving needs.
GCOA CEO MICHAEL HODIN GIVES KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE ON THE SILVER ECONOMY
NEW YORK (August 11, 2016) – Michael W. Hodin, the CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, today gave the keynote address at the Leading Edge Symposium in Tauranga, New Zealand, a first-ever gathering on aging in the country. Speaking before New Zealand’s most prominent leaders in business, policy and academia, Hodin provided a global perspective on the market and policy opportunities stemming from population aging and highlighted examples and lessons for New Zealand as they explore this opportunity.
NEW PAPER CALLS FOR ADULT VACCINE QUALITY MEASURES
Michael Hodin Joins Former U.S. Surgeon General and Other Experts as Co-Author of Adult Vaccines Access Coalition Report
NEW YORK (August 1, 2016) – In a new white paper, The Value and Imperative of Quality Measures for Adult Vaccines, renowned experts across health, aging and immunization, including Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging, explain how vaccine quality measures can prevent illness and death, reduce caregiving demands, save unnecessary healthcare spending, and set the foundation for healthy aging.
GCOA PARTNERS WITH EIT HEALTH TO LAUNCH CARE INITIATIVE ACROSS EUROPE
Groundbreaking Public-Private Partnership Will Improve Elder Caregiving, Create Jobs
NEW YORK (July 7, 2016) – Today the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a groundbreaking report, titled Caring for America’s Seniors: The Value of Home Care, proving the growing and critical role of professional home care in the United States in response to the millions of aging Americans who will need care. The report shines a spotlight on home care as a valuable and vital part of the solution to the challenges that accompany population aging.
NEW REPORT SHINES LIGHT ON VALUE OF GROWING HOME CARE SECTOR WITHIN AMERICA’S HEALTH CARE CONTINUUM
Home Care Association of America and Global Coalition on Aging Demonstrate the Critical Role Home Care Plays for Seniors, Their Families, the Health Care System and the Nation’s Economy As America’s Aging Population Continues to Grow
WASHINGTON, DC (June 15, 2016) – Today the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a groundbreaking report, titled Caring for America’s Seniors: The Value of Home Care, proving the growing and critical role of professional home care in the United States in response to the millions of aging Americans who will need care. The report shines a spotlight on home care as a valuable and vital part of the solution to the challenges that accompany population aging.
GCOA APPLAUDS FOUNDING MEMBER NESTLÉ SKIN HEALTH ON AMERICAN SKIN ASSOCIATION HONOR
Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD Centers to Receive ASA’s Corporate Leadership Award
NEW YORK (April 18, 2016) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) congratulates Nestlé Skin Health SHIELD (Skin Health Investigation, Education and Longevity Development) on receiving the 2016 Corporate Leadership Award from the American Skin Association (ASA). Launched in December of 2014 to address the rising skin health challenges that will accompany a growing aging population, the first SHIELD center, opening later this spring, will be located in New York City, followed by Shanghai and other locations in Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America.
NEW REPORT SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY AND MAPS PATHWAY FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH AMIDST GLOBAL POPULATION AGEING
PARIS AND NEW YORK (1 March 2016) - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) released a joint report on the insights gathered during an expert consultation co-organized in partnership with the Harris Manchester College at Oxford University on 1-2 September 2015. The report titled, “Promoting Active Ageing in the Digital Economy: Inclusion, Adaptation and Innovation,” shines a spotlight on the challenges and opportunities that accompany a rapidly evolving digital economy, particularly for ageing societies.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO A LIFE COURSE APPROACH TO IMMUNIZATION ON WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY
NEW YORK (November 12, 2015) – As part of its ongoing commitment to healthy and active aging, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) is proud to raise awareness of World Pneumonia Day, draw attention to pneumonia’s continued prevalence in communities around the world, and promote the importance of immunization as a core strategy for prevention and wellness across the life course.
THE ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT, GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING AND HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY MAP STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF THE DIGITAL ECONOMY FOR ALL AGES
OXFORD, ENGLAND (23 September 2015) – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) convened on September 1-2 an expert consultation on Active Ageing in the Digital Economy in partnership with the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. International experts from industry, ageing, technology and public policy mapped strategies to prepare for the changes that accompany a rapidly evolving digital economy.
RELIGIOUS, BUSINESS AND SOCIAL-SECTOR LEADERS SET FORTH A CALL TO ACTION FOR REIMAGINING CARE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
“New Models of Care” Consensus Statement Issued as Guidance for Pope Francis’s U.S. Trip
NEW YORK (17 September 2015) – In anticipation of Pope Francis’s visit to the United States next week, the leaders of the “New Models of Care for an Aging Society” symposium issued a consensus statement recognizing the moral and ethical obligations of religious institutions, government, business and society as a whole to reframe and restructure existing care models for the global aging population. Convening organizations include the Global Coalition on Aging, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Instituto Bruno Leoni, and Markets Culture and Ethics Research Centre.
LEADERS PURSUE NEW APPROACHES TO ACTIVE AGEING ACROSS THE LIFE COURSE THROUGH SKIN HEALTH, AGE-FRIENDLY CITIES AND INNOVATION
2015 Shenyang Active Ageing Summit Convenes Cross-Sector Stakeholders to Advance Partnerships to Enable Ageing Populations in China and Across the Globe
SHENYANG, P.R. CHINA (22 July 2015) – Today cross-sector industry leaders, government officials and international experts in ageing, dermatology, public policy and business have come together to affirm the need for further action and awareness around the social and economic importance of healthy and active ageing across the life course as well as the essential role that healthy skin plays in that process.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING APPLAUDS WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING FOR SHINING A LIGHT ON SEMINAL POLICY ISSUE OF 21ST CENTURY
WASHINGTON, DC (July 13, 2015) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) applauds the White House for convening the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to focus on the most transformational issue of the 21st century – the aging of America’s population. The Conference will serve as a marker for the United States demonstrating how we as a nation can most effectively address the aging of our population, which is already having a major impact on all countries around the world.
GLOBAL CROSS-SECTOR LEADERS UNITE, COMMIT TO "LIFE COURSE OF HEALTHY SKIN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP"
Consensus Statement of the 2014 Manchester Summit on Active Ageing and Healthy Skin Calls for Action and Innovation in Skin Health as a Path to Wellness, Social Value and Economic Growth
NEW YORK AND LONDON (4 December 2014) – Today the International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) announced the “Life Course of Healthy Skin Global Partnership,” declared by way of a consensus statement of the delegates of the 2014 Manchester Summit.
GCOA FOUNDING MEMBER ANDY SIEG OF BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH TO BE HONORED WITH AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH CHAIRMAN'S AWARD
NEW YORK (12 November 2014) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) congratulates Andy Sieg, Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth & Retirement Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on receiving the 2014 Chairman's Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).
THE SILVER ECONOMY IS A NEW PATH TO ECONOMIC GROWTH THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH POSITIVE SYNERGIES ACROSS POLICIES, ACCORDING TO OECD EXPERTS AT THE OXFORD CONSULTATION ON "THE SILVER ECONOMY: FACTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES"
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Global Coalition on Aging and Harris Manchester College at Oxford University Set Positive Agenda for Ageing as a Driver of Productivity, Wealth and Social Value
OXFORD, ENGLAND (1 July 2014) – The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) convened on 26 June an expert consultation in partnership with the Harris Manchester College at Oxford University to develop concrete solutions and accelerate innovation around creating a Silver Economy where ageing populations are part of the economic growth equation.
SKIN HEALTH IDENTIFIED AS CRITICAL COMPONENT OF ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGEING AS GLOBAL EXPERTS GATHER FOR 2014 MANCHESTER SUMMIT
First Summit on Active Ageing and Healthy Skin Convenes in Manchester, Europe's Premier Age-friendly City
MANCHESTER, UK (23 June 2014) - For the first time, ageing and dermatology experts and global thought leaders have come together to promote skin health as a critical component of active and healthy ageing. There is an opportunity to educate the global public health community of the positive impact good skin health across the life course has on individuals, families and health systems.
WEARABLE TECHNOLOGY OPENS DOORS TO HEALTHIER AND MORE ACTIVE AGING
Global Coalition on Aging and Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease Lead Discussion on Uses of Wearable Technology to Keep Aging Population More Active and Healthier
NEW YORK (May 22, 2014) – Wearable technology can be much more than a fun gadget or fashion statement, according to more than 50 business, academia, government and non-profit leaders gathered at Google’s Glass Basecamp in New York City.
RESURGENCE IN EMERGING MARKET ECONOMIC GROWTH TO BE FOUND IN AGING POPULATIONS
New White Paper from the Global Coalition on Aging Challenges Policymakers to Leverage Aging Populations as Economic Growth Drivers
NEW YORK (April 17, 2014) -- The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today released a new white paper urging policymakers at the global and national levels to develop policies and programs that utilize aging populations, which are traditionally considered barriers to economic growth, as active and productive resources that revitalize and ensure sustainable growth.
NEW RESEARCH REVEALS AMERICANS ARE NOT SAVING ADEQUATELY FOR TRAVEL IN RETIREMENT DESPITE ITS POSITIVE EFFECTS ON THE HEALTHY AGING PROCESS
Calls for Proactive Saving by Individuals and Further Investigation of the Health Benefits of Travel
NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES (December 12, 2013) -- Today, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® (TCRS) unveiled new research connecting Americans' dreams of traveling in retirement and the need to financially prepare for travel as part of a healthy aging process.
U.S. SENATE CONVENES HISTORIC ROUNDTABLE ON AGING RESEARCH
Global Coalition on Aging Leads Call to Action for Federal Research Priorities
WASHINGTON, DC (October 31, 2013) -- Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) Executive Director Michael W. Hodin, PhD, led a discussion with the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging’s Members’ Roundtable on the nation’s most pressing needs around aging demographics.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING CALLS FOR ADULT IMMUNIZATION TO TOP THE GLOBAL POLICY AGENDA AS A CORE PREVENTIVE HEALTH STRATEGY
New Report Shows Effectiveness of Immunization Through All Life Stages
NEW YORK CITY (July 11, 2013) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today called for attention from policymakers and the global health community to adopt a life-course approach to immunization. In its new report, “Life-Course Immunization: A Driver of Healthy Aging,” GCOA highlights the absence of adult immunization in healthy aging strategies and the need for a greater awareness of the role of vaccines as a preventive measure as the global population ages.
ALZHEIMER’S SET TO MOVE FROM THE MOST DAUNTING GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS TO THE 21ST CENTURY’S FISCAL NIGHTMARE
OECD and the Global Coalition on Aging Convene at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University to Shape New Approaches for Solutions
OXFORD, UK (26 June 2013) – The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Harris Manchester College, Oxford University and Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) concluded on Friday 21 June, an “Expert Consultation on Unlocking Global Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.”
Official Event of Ireland’s EU Presidency Hosted by Global Coalition on Aging and Ageing Well Network Will Drive Policy and Innovation for an Aging Europe
DUBLIN (13 June 3013) - The EU Summit on Active and Healthy Aging, beginning today in Dublin, will tackle the challenge of population aging, one of the most pressing issues facing Europe – and the globe. It comes just one day after the death of the world’s oldest person underscoring that aging can be characterized by health, productivity and optimism.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING TO BE HONORED BY AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH
GCOA and AFAR Celebrate Innovation in Aging
NEW YORK CITY (Apr. 15, 2013) - This evening Michael W. Hodin, PhD, executive director of the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), will receive the Fred D. Thompson Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) at AFAR's Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.
LEADING GLOBAL COMPANIES CHAMPION PROGRAMS FOR HEALTHY AND ACTIVE AGING
Global Coalition on Aging Announces Groundbreaking Initiatives in Celebration of World Health Day
NEW YORK CITY (Apr. 4, 2012) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today reaffirms its commitment to healthy and active aging, as member organizations of the global business consortium announce innovative initiatives to enable an optimistic approach to the 21st century’s seminal challenge of population aging. Today’s announcement comes as the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day 2012, which is dedicated to the theme “Aging and Health: Good health adds life to years,” in recognition of and preparation for the most profound issue of our era.
WORKSHOP TO EXPLORE ADULT IMMUNIZATION STRATEGIES AS A PATHWAY FOR PREVENTION AND WELLNESS
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (May 31, 2012) – The rapid growth in aging populations across the globe leads to the need for more attention to the risks of disease and ways to keep us healthy and active as we age. In this context, the success of childhood vaccination programs and schedules in both developed and developing countries should serve as models for both health and economic policy for adult immunization strategies.
GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING EXPERTS HEADLINE FIRST WORLD CONGRESS ON HEALTHY AGEING
Coalition Brings Business Perspective to Global Dialogue
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (Mar. 19, 2012) – The Global Coalition on Aging will lead two plenary sessions during the First World Congress on Healthy Ageing, calling for business, government, NGOs, communities and individuals to take action toward increasing personal well being, productivity and economic growth as societies are aging at unprecedented rates. The Global Coalition is a main supporter of the congress, which takes place March 19-22 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT (OECD) ADDRESSES AGING DURING 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
Global Coalition on Aging Presents Keynote Address on Aging, Health and Innovation
PARIS, FRANCE (June 22, 2011) – Today the Global Coalition on Aging in partnership with the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), took a leading role in addressing the critical issue of aging populations in the 34 countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). During today’s OECD Conference on Health Reform, Michael Hodin, Executive Director of the Global Coalition discussed the impact of aging on OECD nations and cited examples of policy reforms and innovative business solutions to promote healthy and active aging in OECD countries.
WORLDWIDE COALITION CALLS FOR ACTION TO TRANSFORM "AGING CRISIS" INTO PROSPERITY
Principles Offer Path for Aging Populations to Become an Economic Growth Driver
NEW YORK CITY (June 15, 2011) – Transforming the worldwide “aging crisis” into an opportunity to drive global economic growth requires a fundamental shift in the policies and priorities of governments, corporations, NGOs and other stakeholders. Recognizing this shift, the Global Coalition on Aging (Global Coalition) today issued a call to action urging the adoption of the “Global Principles on Population Aging,” representing seven core values to guide the necessary changes businesses, governments, communities and individuals must undertake to maximize the opportunities of population aging.
ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION TAKES LEAD ON AGING AND INNOVATION
Day-long Policy Dialogue to Focus on Fiscal Challenges of and Innovative Solutions for Population Aging
Population Aging to Benefit from APEC Trade and Investment Approaches
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 8) – Today high level officials from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Member Economies will meet with private-sector experts in the areas of heath and technology, global aging and U.S. government officials to develop strategies for population aging. This policy dialogue will aim to address the relationship between healthy aging and the economic challenges that accompany longevity. The challenges of population aging across all APEC Member Economies will benefit from collaboration in the healthcare and technology sectors characterized by public-private partnership agreements, regulatory harmonization based on international standards, and ongoing reductions in trade and investment barriers.
AMERICANS VIEW “AGING POPULATION” AS A CRITICAL GOVERNMENT PRIORITY
Survey Ranks “Aging Population” as a Top Tier Issue Along With “Economy” and “Jobs”
NEW YORK (Feb. 10, 2011) – A clear majority of Americans say the aging of the U.S. population and the anticipated economic and social consequences should be a top priority for policymakers in the new Congressional session, according to the results of a national survey released today.
Among a random sample of 1,000 Americans 18 or older interviewed in January 2011 at the time of the State of the Union Address, 85 percent believe the unprecedented age demographic shift underway will have a long-term impact on health care costs, federal and state budget deficits and society as a whole. Respondents ranked the consequences of aging as the most important issue the nation faces after the economy and job creation. The study was commissioned by the Global Coalition on Aging and conducted by Consensus Research Group, Inc.
“GLOBAL COALITION ON AGING” LAUNCHES AS 450 MILLION PEOPLE TURN 65 OVER NEXT TWO DECADES
Greater Longevity is a Call to Action for Governments, Industry, Global Institutions
NEW YORK (Jan. 26, 2011) – The Global Coalition on Aging announced its launch today as a pioneering new initiative to raise awareness and address the social and economic impact of global population aging. Founding members are AEGON, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Galderma, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Nutricia, Pfizer and Universal American Corp. Deloitte Consulting LLP is serving as an advisory member.
World Health Day 2018
World Health Day 2018 will be celebrated worldwide on 7th of April, at Saturday.
World Health Day
The World Health Day is celebrated by the people all across the world every year on 7th of April under the leadership of World Health Organization to draw the mass people attention towards the importance of global health. World Health Assembly was held first time in the year 1948 in Geneva by the WHO where it was decided to celebrate the World Health Day annually on 7th of April. It was first celebrated worldwide in the year 1950 as the World Health Day. Varieties of events related to the particular theme are organized on the international and national level by the WHO.
It is an annual event being celebrated for years to raise the common public awareness towards the health issues and concerns. A particular theme is chosen to run the celebration and take care of the health for whole year. Global Polio Eradication was also one of the special themes of the year 1995 of world health day. From then, most of the countries have become free of this fatal disease whereas in other parts of the world its awareness level has increased.
World Health Day targets all the health issues on global basis for which several programs are organized yearly by the WHO and other related health organizations at various places like schools, colleges and other crowd places. It is celebrated to remember the establishment of the World health Organization as well as draw the attention of people towards the major health issues in the world. WHO is a vast health organization working under UN for addressing the health issues on a global basis. Since its establishment it has addressed serious health issues including chickenpox, polio, smallpox, TB, leprosy and etc from various developing countries. It has played a significant role aiming to make the world a healthy world. It has all the statistics about global health reports.
How World Health Day is Celebrated
World Health Day is celebrated worldwide by the government, non-government, NGOs including various health organizations at many places by organizing programmes relating to the public health issues and awareness. Participated organizations highlight their activities and supports through the media reports by means of press releases, news and etc. Health authorities from different country take part in the celebration with their pledges in order to support on the health issues worldwide.
Varieties of activities are done in the conference of health workers to encourage people to maintain their health in the presence of media coverage. Debates on the related topics, art exhibitions, essay writing, competitions and award ceremony are organized to fulfill the aim of world health day.
Why World Health Day is Celebrated
World Health Day celebration focuses on increasing the life expectancy by adding good health to the lives of people and promoting healthier living habits. Youths of the new era are also targeted by this event to prevent and make them healthy to make the world healthy and free from AIDS and HIV.
Disease spreading vectors like mosquitoes (malaria, dengue fever, filaria, chikungunya, yellow fever and etc), ticks, bugs, sand flies, snails and etc are also spotlighted by the WHO to make the world free from a wide range of diseases caused by parasites and pathogens. It provides better prevention and cure from the vector-borne diseases spread by vectors and travelers from one country to other. WHO supports various health authorities on global basis to make their own efforts for the public health problems to enhance better life without any diseases.
Some of the objectives of why it is being celebrated yearly are listed below:
> To increase the public awareness of various causes and prevention of high blood pressure.
> To provide detail knowledge of getting prevented from various diseases and their complications.
> To encourage most vulnerable group of people to frequently check their blood pressure and follow medications from the professionals.
> To promote self care among people.
> To motivate the worldwide health authorities to make their own efforts in creating the healthy environments in their country.
> To protect families living in the disease vulnerable areas.
> To teach travelers and send them a messages about how to get protected from the vector-borne diseases while traveling.
World Health Day Themes
> The theme of World Health Day 1950 was “Know your Health Services”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1951 was “Health for your Child and World’s Children”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1952 was “Healthy surroundings make Healthy people”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1953 was “Health is Wealth”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1954 was “The Nurse: Pioneer of Health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1955 was “Clean water means better Health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1956 was “Destroy disease carrying Insects”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1957 was “Food for All”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1958 was “Ten years of Health progress”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1959 was “Mental illness and Mental Health in the World of today”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1960 was “Malaria eradication – A world challenge”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1961 was “Accidents and their prevention”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1962 was “Preserve sight- prevent Blindness”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1963 was “Hunger= Disease of millions”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1964 was “No Truce for Tuberculosis”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1965 was “Smallpox – constant alert”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1966 was “Man and his Cities”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1967 was “Partners in Health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1968 was “Health in the World of Tomorrow”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1969 was “Health, Labor and Productivity”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1970 was “Early detection of Cancer saves Life”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1971 was “A full life despite Diabetes”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1972 was “Your Heart is your Health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1973 was “Health begins at Home”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1974 was “Better food for a healthier World”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1975 was “Smallpox: Point of no return”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1976 was “Foresight Prevents Blindness”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1977 was “Immunize and protects your Child”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1978 was “Down with High Blood pressure”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1979 was “A healthy Child: A sure future”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1980 was “Smoking or Health: Choice is yours”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1981 was “Health for all by year 2000 AD”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1982 was “Add life to years”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1983 was “Health for all by year 2000 AD: Countdown has begun”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1984 was “Children’s Health: Tomorrow’s Wealth”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1985 was “Healthy Youth- Our best Resource”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1986 was “Healthy living: Everyone a winner”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1987 was “Immunization: A chance for every Child”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1988 was “Health for All: All for Health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1989 was “Let’s talk Health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1990 was “Our Planet our Earth: Think Globally Act Locally”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1991 was “Should Disaster Strike, be prepared”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1992 was “Heart beat: A rhythm of Health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1993 was “Handle life with care: Prevent violence and Negligence”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1994 was “Oral Health for a Healthy Life”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1995 was “Global Polio Eradication”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1996 was “Healthy Cities for better life”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1997 was “Emerging infectious diseases”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1998 was “Safe motherhood”.
> The theme of World Health Day 1999 was “Active aging makes the difference”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2000 was “Safe Blood starts with me”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2001 was “Mental Health: stop exclusion, dare to care”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2002 was “Move for health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2003 was “Shape the future of life: healthy environments for children”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2004 was “Road safety”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2005 was “Make every mother and child count”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2006 was “Working together for health”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2007 was “International health security”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2008 was “Protecting health from the adverse effects of climate change”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2009 was “Save lives, make hospitals safe in emergencies”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2010 was “Urbanization and health: make cities healthier”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2011 was “Anti-microbial resistance: no action today, no cure tomorrow”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2012 was “Good health adds life to years”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2013 was “Healthy heart beat, Healthy blood pressure”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2014 was “Vector-borne diseases”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2015 was “Food safety” (with 5 keys; Key 1: Keep clean, Key 2: Separate raw and cooked food, Key 3: Cook food thoroughly, Key 4: Keep food at safe temperatures, Key 5: Use safe water and raw materials).
> The theme of World Health Day 2016 was “Diabetes:Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance”.
> The theme of World Health Day 2017 is “Depression: Let’s talk”.
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