Advocacy Partners and Coalitions

This nonprofit member organization lobbies for individuals over 50 through legislative and regulatory advocacy. AARP also provides products, services, and special discounts for individuals over 50.

Accelerate Cure/Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease (ACT-AD)
ACT-AD is a growing coalition of organizations representing patients, caregivers, consumers, older Americans, researchers, and women's health advocates, seeking to accelerate development of potential cures and treatments to slow, halt, or reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease through research.

Alzheimer's Early Detection Alliance (AEDA)
AEDA is a group of corporations, nonprofits, and government entities determined to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Under the leadership of the Alzheimer’s Association, this alliance will work to educate people nationwide about the warning signs of Alzheimer's disease and the importance of early detection. See the Alzheimer's Association blog. NAELA members: log into the NAELA website to access the AEDA Champions Toolkit for resources to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Law and Aging
The ABA Commission on Law and Aging's goal is to strengthen and secure the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life, and quality of care of older adults. The Commission provides legal professionals with educational policy briefs, presentations, continuing legal education (CLE) courses, guides, and research and technical assistance on aging and the law.

Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA)
CMA's mission is to advance fairness to Medicare through:
  • Representation in appeals of Medicare denials;
  • Educational materials, presentations, and advocacy; and
  • Representation in class action litigation.
Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC)
C-TAC is a coalition of health care providers; health, aging, and disability advocates; medical schools; and academia committed to promoting the highest quality systems of care for individuals living with advanced illness.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.

Elder Justice Coalition
The Elder Justice Coalition was formally launched on February 10, 2003, to coincide with the introduction of the Elder Justice Act (S. 333), which was introduced by Senators John Breaux and Orrin Hatch. The Coalition has five founding organizational members: the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA), the National Association of Adult Protective Service Administrators (NAAPSA), and the National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (NASOP). NCPEA has assumed the additional role of providing the physical and administrative home for the Coalition.

Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO)
LCAO is a coalition of 66 national aging and special needs organizations dedicated to reserving and strengthening the well-being of America's older adults through collective advocacy.

Medicaid Coalition (Families USA)
Organized through Families USA, the Medicaid Coalition is a group of aging, special needs, health and provider groups who discuss current Medicaid issues and advocacy.

NAELA Foundation
The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Elder and Special Needs Law profession through scholarships, advocacy, research and education. Learn more about NAELA Foundation Litigation.

National Aging and Law Conference (NALC)
NALC co-hosts the annual National Aging and Law Institute with NAELA to provide Elder and Special Needs Law professionals with an educational networking event.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
NAPGCM is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance professional geriatric care management through education, collaboration, and leadership.

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM)
NCPSSM is a nonprofit organization that lobbies and advocates for Social Security and Medicare.

National Council on Aging (NCOA)
NCOA is a nonprofit service organization that advocates on behalf of older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
NAELA follows the work of NHeLP, a public interest law firm working to advance access to health care and protect the legal rights of low-income and underserved individuals.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society 
NMSS mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC)
NSCLC protects the right of low-income older adults through:
  • Federal litigation and appellate advocacy;
  • Representation at federal and state legislative hearings and briefings; and
  • Educational webinars, issue briefs, and presentations.
Observation Stays Coalition
NAELA is a founding member of the Observation Stays Coalition and a co-leader in advocating for reforms to the current use of observation status for Medicare beneficiaries. As of May 2014, there are 30 national organizations in support of the Coalition.

Synergy Summit
The Synergy Summit is a nonprofit collaboration among the leadership of the major accounting, legal, and financial service organizations in the United States. Together, these groups represent more than 200,000 lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, philanthropic gift planners, and insurance and other professionals. Synergy Summit helps bring quality estate, financial, and charitable planning information and services to the public through multidisciplinary partnerships and projects.

Member organizations:
Programs and public education projects supported by Synergy Summit include:
United Nations Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing
The working group considers the existing international framework of the human rights of older persons and identifies possible gaps and how best to address them, including by considering, as appropriate, the feasibility of further instruments and measures. NAELA is an accredited nongovernmental organization to the United Nations and a member of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing.

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NAELA Foundation
The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Foundation is to promote the goals of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Elder and Special Needs Law profession through scholarships, advocacy, research and education. Learn more about NAELA Foundation Litigation.