Meet our partner organizations, which support our work in chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) and falls prevention.

Administration for Community Living / Administration on Aging

The Administration on Aging (AoA) provides home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act. Its mission is to promote the dignity and independence of older people, and to help society prepare for an aging population.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The mission of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Through the agency’s Effective Health Care Program, AHRQ shares research reviews that make head-to-head comparisons of different health care interventions, original research reports based on clinical research, and studies that use healthcare databases and other scientific resources to explore practical questions about the effectiveness of treatments. Research summaries condense the findings of research reviews on the benefits and harms of different treatment options. These summaries are written in plain language and are tailored to clinicians, consumers, or policymakers.

Archstone Foundation

The Archstone Foundation is a private non-profit grantmaking organization founded in 1985 whose mission is to contribute toward the preparation of society in meeting the needs of an aging population. It has awarded more than $50 million in grants since its inception. The Archstone Foundation is currently focusing the majority of its resources on the following four issue areas, with an emphasis on funding California-based initiatives, to address emerging needs within society’s aging population: Elder Abuse and Neglect; Fall Prevention; End-of-Life Issues; and Responsive Grantmaking. The Archstone Foundation strives for lasting change and working in partnership with others.

The Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Philanthropies, through its Ageing Programme, seeks to bring about lasting change in the lives of older adults, with a special emphasis on those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable because of ageism, poverty or poor health. It aims to help transform how ageing is viewed within society and improve the way older persons are treated by society. Visit the Atlantic Philanthropies Ageing section.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) develops and applies disease prevention and control, environmental health and health promotion, and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. Its mission is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Visit the CDC Injury Center and the CDC Healthy Aging section.

Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE)

Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare (CUE) is a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare (EBHC). CUE, organized in 2003 when the USCC invited advocacy groups to join a consumer advocate-scientist partnership, is a pioneering effort to improve consumers’ ability to engage in and demand high quality healthcare.

The Healthy Aging Research Network

The Healthy Aging Research Network (HAN) is made up of university research centers at Texas A&M University; University of California, Berkeley; University of Colorado; University of Illinois, Chicago; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; University of Pittsburgh; University of South Carolina; University of Washington; and West Virginia University. Funded by the CDC, the HAN’s mission is to better understand the determinants of healthy aging in older adult populations, to identify interventions that promote healthy aging, and to assist in the translation of such research into sustainable community-based programs throughout the nation.


Humana serves many types of consumers, including seniors, military members, and self-employed individuals. Humana has a commitment to support people in their daily endeavors to live healthy lives, and is dedicated to creating innovative programs and partnerships that reflect that commitment.

The John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation is a committed champion of health care, training, research and service systems innovations to ensure the well-being and vitality of older adults. Its overall goal is to increase the nation’s capacity to provide effective, affordable care to its rapidly increasing older population.

The Retirement Research Foundation

The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF), based in Chicago, is devoted exclusively to improving the quality of life for our nation’s older adults, especially those who are vulnerable due to advanced age, economic disadvantage, or disparity related to race and ethnicity. Through its grantmaking programs, RRF fulfills its mission by supporting innovative service, education, research, and advocacy projects that benefit older Americans nationwide.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to the promotion of health and health care in the United States. The Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful, and timely change.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. To accomplish its work, SAMHSA administers a combination of competitive, formula, and block grant programs and data collection activities.