We advocate for the unique needs of our communities.
Who We Are
Founded in 2010, the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) advocates for policies and programs that improve aging in our communities as racially and ethnically diverse people; American Indians and Alaska Natives; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) people.
What We Do
As the Diverse Elders Coalition, we produce original policy analysis and resources, speak with policymakers and advocates to highlight the issues of our communities and share solutions, and work to ensure the needs and perspective of diverse elders are at the forefront of national and local conversations on aging.
From The Blog
“Older Facing Economic Hardships in Puerto Rico and Abroad,”
Sep 14, 2022
“This program helps them re-enter the workforce and find financial and emotional support.”
Silvana Colón retired 10 years ago, after a career in advertising and teaching. As she searched for a job to supplement her pension she found, “After you a…
The importance of clinical research in diverse communities
One of the biggest obstacles in achieving health equity for diverse populations is the lack of diversity in clinical research. Although gender equity advancements have been made through the inclusion of white women, clinical research lacks diversity, with minimal…
The Golden Years of Indian Immigrants in America
By Lavina Melwani. This article originally appeared on Khabar Magazine. Dek: “Over 300,000 Indian seniors long for their cultural roots in their sunset years. Will they find them in a changing America? Here is a look at the varied retirement living arrangements…
More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap
This article originally appeared in the American Society on Aging, Generations Journal. The original article can be found here. Caregiving has always been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being the oldest of three kids with two immigrant parents,…
DEC Welcomes new Director of Policy and Advocacy, Didier Trinh
Diverse Elders Coalition’s National Director, Lauren Pongan, talks with Didier Trinh, the newest member of the DEC team and our inaugural Director of Policy and Advocacy, about why he’s come to the DEC. Lauren: Welcome Didier! I’m so excited to have you on board as…
LGBTQ+ History Month Look Back
By SAGE. This article originally appeared on the SAGE blog LGBTQ+ History Month presents an opportunity for us all to #LookBack at our shared history so that we may understand the gravity of what generations of activism accomplished and so that our collective history…
DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law
By Didier Trinh, Diverse Elders Coalition’s Advocacy Director. Under the Obama Administration, the original text of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (also known as the Health Care Rights Law, or HCRL) was interpreted to protect individuals from discrimination…
Resources for Diverse Aging
The Diverse Elders Coalition offers a variety of multimedia resources, including original research and policy reports, fact sheets, webinars, and more, aimed at ensuring that our diverse communities can age successfully with dignity, greater self-sufficiency and in the best possible health.
Family Caregiving in Diverse Communities: ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF DIVERSE FAMILY CAREGIVERS FOR OLDER ADULTS
This report is the product of a series of activities conducted by the Diverse Elders Coalition and its members’ organizations, and in partnership with the National Alliance for Caregiving, to better understand and highlight the lived experiences of diverse family caregivers for older adults.
Click Here to Read the 1-Page Caregiver FactSheet: DEC Caregiving Factsheet Final
Click Here to Read the Full Report: DEC Caregiving Report Final
Curious about other resources DEC has to offer?
Visit our Resources for Aging page to discover more!