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The American Geriatrics Society

New York, NY | http://www.americangeriatrics.org
Joined in July 2002


About Us

Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our 6,000+ members include geriatricians, geriatrics nurse practitioners, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and internists who are pioneers in advanced-illness care for older individuals, with a focus on championing interprofessional teams, eliciting personal care goals, and treating older people as whole persons. AGS believes in a just society, one where we all are supported by and able to contribute to communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers. AGS advocates for policies and programs that support the health, independence, and quality of life of all of us as we age.

The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in clinical care, research, professional and public education, and public policy that can support us all as we age.

Our Mission

To improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people.

Our Vision for the Future

We are all able to contribute to our communities and maintain our health, safety, and independence as we age.

We all have access to high-quality, person-centered care informed by geriatrics principles and free of ageism.

We all are supported by and able to contribute to communities where ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of bias and discrimination no longer impact healthcare access, quality, and outcomes for older adults and their caregivers.

Strategies for Achieving Our Vision

  • Working across our strategic priorities in health care to identify and eliminate ageism, ableism, classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, xenophobia, and other forms of social and structural bias/discrimination given their impact on health, safety, and independence as we age.
  • Expanding the geriatrics knowledge base by disseminating basic, clinical, and health services research focused on the health of all older people.
  • Increasing the number of healthcare professionals employing geriatrics principles when caring for diverse older persons by supporting the integration of geriatrics concepts into health professional education.
  • Recruiting healthcare professional trainees into geriatrics by focusing on the rewards and potential of a career caring for older people.
  • Advocating for public policy that promotes the health and independence of older Americans, with the goal of improving health, quality of life, and healthcare systems serving us all as we age.
  • Creating awareness about the ways geriatrics can support older people remaining active, independent, and engaged in our communities.

Founded in 1942, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is a nationwide, not-for-profit society of geriatrics healthcare professionals dedicated to improving the health, independence, and quality of life of older people. Our 6,000+ members…

Issue Areas Include

  • Health & Medicine

Location

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    40 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038, United States
    8th Floor

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