Alliance to Beat COVID-19 (ABC)

The Alliance to Beat COVID-19 (ABC) aims to encourage COVID-19 immunization for all. The goal of the initiative is to build acceptance with the hesitant, protect the most vulnerable, and facilitate uptake of the vaccine within the 60+ population. As two leaders in science and health strategy, Novim and GCOA are joining forces in our ABC campaign for an effective communication and education strategy that will help global society build the trust in COVID-19 vaccines so that everyone around the globe will be confident and motivated to get vaccinated. 

The global pandemic has launched a heightened level of innovation within the vaccine development community.  Yet too many people are resisting vaccine treatments, across multiple disease groups, due to fear, lack of access, or other factors, leading to a heighten danger of communicable diseases among the general population. COVID-19 vaccine options are now available that have been tested and proven safe and effective. Vaccines must be taken in order to eradicate the disease, secure the safety and health of the most vulnerable populations, and provide relief to the global economy.

Visit the ABC website for more information on the Alliance or to get involved.

Latest Developments

We keep our members and partners in touch with the most recent updates and opinions in the worldwide dialogue on population longevity and related issues.

Health Equity Promise and That Innovation Thing

President Biden has pledged his administration to defeat cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases that target America’s aging population. To achieve these lofty goals, bold words must be backed up by bold actions.

Roundtable Report Highlights Importance of Immunizing Canada’s Caregivers Against Influenza, Identifying Challenges and Opportunities to Protect This Critical Group

The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) today released a report summarizing key insights from an expert roundtable on vaccinating Canada’s caregivers against influenza. The roundtable, held virtually, brought together leading Canadian health policy experts, family caregivers, patient advocacy groups, aging experts, and other thought leaders to discuss challenges and strategies to reach this critically important yet hard-to-reach group.

Women, Work, Wellness, and That Aging Thing…

The OECD Forum’s virtual event Women at The Frontline of the Recovery will presciently focus attention among policymakers and the public stakeholders alike on the unique relationship between the age demographic mega-trend and the essential policies needed for OECD economies to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Headlines of the Future Podcast: Decoding Healthy Aging

How can advancements in science and medicine make it possible for individuals to enjoy greater health and activity in their later years? For health leaders and organizations such as the Global Coalition on Aging, ensuring individuals can truly shine in their "Golden Years" is a matter of revisiting education and communication strategies, advancing digital health technologies and expanding access to healthcare innovation.

Longer Lifespans Require Secure Financial Futures

As many as half of 5-year-olds in the United States can now expect to live to 100, a population that is projected to swell in the decades ahead. Longer lifespans don’t guarantee a financially secure later life, however. If anything, in the absence of significant planning, extreme longevity may make financial security harder to attain.