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
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…
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…
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…
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…
By NHCOA Media. This article originally appeared on the National Hispanic Council on Aging blog. September 15 to October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month, sometimes also referred to as Latino Heritage Month. The celebration begins in the middle of the month, as a nod to…
By Mayra Acevdo. This written story originally aired as a segment on WIPR TV’s “Notiséis 360 PR” “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…
U.S. culture is often described as youth focused — a description that is certainly true of U.S. popular culture. Driven by Hollywood standards of beauty and fashion, our media outlets inundate us with images and analyses of trends, as well as star gossip. Invariably,…
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