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Deaths among white U.S. men and women aged 45-54 rose significantly between 1999 and 2013, according to a new analysis funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA). This change reverses decades of progress in mortality and was unique to non-Hispanic whites in the United States.
The foundation funds drug discovery and development programs in the field of Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging.
These grants focus on funding AmeriCorps volunteers for the following six types of programs: (1) Disaster Services; (2) Economic Opportunity; (3) Education; (4) Environmental Stewardship; (5) Healthy Futures; and (6) Veterans and Military Families.
The program provides training for low-income, unemployed seniors, who gain work experience in a variety of community service activities at nonprofit and public facilities, including schools, hospitals, day-care centers and senior centers.
The program supports research that may improve eyesight for the blind and vision impaired. The studies must focus on retinal neurons and the regeneration of sight for these individuals.
The program supports research that improves palliative care across the spectrum.
These federal grants support programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic participation through service and volunteering.
According to the World Health Organization, more than 90 percent of people over age 65 will develop cataracts, which annually causes total vision loss in approximately 20 million people, most of whom have little or no access to proper medical care.
Funds will establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for health disparities research focused on chronic disease prevention. The emphasis will be on developing, implementing and disseminating community-based multilevel interventions.
The program will support research dealing with adolescents and young adults ages 12 to 24 with serious, advanced illnesses, including end-of-life/palliative care models.