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

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 chosen by Indian-American seniors.”

They left their homeland in India in their 20s an…

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More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

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, caregiving responsibilities fell on me from an early age. Whether it was translating information at t…

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DEC Welcomes new Director of Policy and Advocacy, Didier Trinh

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 our first Director of Policy and Advocacy. You’re bringing 20+ years of experience in fede…

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Everyone has a story to tell — what’s yours?

Stories change minds. One of the most effective ways to educate the public and build momentum for diverse older adults is to describe our lives and the elements that shaped them. Stories tell leaders about our struggles and triumphs in ways that facts and numbers cannot do alone. And your story can be the story that leads to change.

Policy and Advocacy Issues

The importance of clinical research in diverse communities

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 representation from racial and ethnic minority groups. In the last three decades, older adults, preg…

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More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

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, caregiving responsibilities fell on me from an early age. Whether it was translating information at t…

Read more

LGBTQ+ History Month Look Back

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 can inform the actions and decisions of our future.

Our elders have shown us that our history…

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Caregiving 

The importance of clinical research in diverse communities

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 representation from racial and ethnic minority groups. In the last three decades, older adults, preg…

Read more

More Support for Family Caregivers Available Via the RAISE Act Roadmap

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, caregiving responsibilities fell on me from an early age. Whether it was translating information at t…

Read more

DEC Submits Comment on HHS Proposed Rule for Health Care Rights Law

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 in healthcare settings. However, under the Trump administration, many of these protections that p…

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COVID-19 

The importance of clinical research in diverse communities

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 representation from racial and ethnic minority groups. In the last three decades, older adults, preg…

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Protecting Elders in a Pandemic World

Protecting Elders in a Pandemic World

By Jatika H. Patterson. This article originally appeared on The Atlanta Voice.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, two of the first regulations from the World Health Organization (WHO) were self-quarantining and social distancing.

As many of us did our best to stay six feet away from each other in grocery stores, jobs, walking the streets, that new reg…

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Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

Mental Health Services Needed to Treat Emotional Distress During the Pandemic

By Dr. Marcy Adelman. This article originally appeared in SF Bay Times.

Jan is a 71-year-old lesbian and a diabetic. She lives alone and prides herself on her independence. She is quick to tell you she is a happily retired jack of all trades and now an aspiring photographer. Pre-pandemic she enjoyed doing portraits but COVID-19 and shelter in place (CSIP)…

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