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
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Dec 02, 2022
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, caregiving responsibilities fell on me from an early age. Whether it was translating information at t…
Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) has released a Request for Proposals for consultant support in conducting a market validation study and business plan for our Training and Technical Assistance Programming. Please see more details here:…
Celebrating Women’s Equality Day! As we look back at the historic day when women in the United States were granted the right to vote in 1920, it’s essential to understand that the journey toward true equality is far from over. A significant issue that remains…
The Intersection of Racism, Discrimination and Mental Health in Diverse Communities: What Is the Impact?
July marks National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental health conditions currently prevailing among diverse groups. The aim is not just to shed light on these issues’ gravity but also to break down the stigma…
By Michael Adams. This article originally appeared in the Advocate.com As LGBTQ+ people and our allies continue to celebrate Pride throughout the summer, we have been pummeled with an avalanche of laws passed in more than 20 states targeting LGBTQ+ youth, their…
With heavy hearts, we at the Diverse Elders Coalition (DEC) remember and honor the late David L. Kim, President and CEO of one of our six Member organizations, the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging. David fought for language access and equitable, culturally…
By Phun H. This article originally appeared on SEARAC’s blog. My older sister and I stand at the entrance to the sanctuary, the harmonious singing of the congregation beckoning us in. Sun scans the backs of heads for mom while I pull and tug at my skirt to ensure it…
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