Supporting Organizations

Health Compass is a joint project of two non-profit organizations dedicated to improving the health and independence of older adults:

The American Federation for Aging Research
AFAR supports biomedical research on aging and promotes public awareness about the importance of aging research.  

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MIAH educates the public and health professionals about health care for older adults and encourages research on health in the aging field.


Editorial Board/Staff

Health Compass is developed, reviewed, and updated by a team of writers and experts in older adult health care and research on aging.

Editorial Board - 2004-2005
Betty Jean Carter, MS, Preventive Medicine Institute/Strang Cancer Prevention Center
Moira Fordyce, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Linda C. Gorman, MLS, Johns Hopkins Harrison Medical Library
Nancy Whitelaw, PhD, National Council on Aging

Editorial Board - 2003
Ronald Adelman, MD, Cornell University School of Medicine
John Allegrante, PhD, Columbia University, Teacher's College
Helen Edelberg, MD, MPH, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Susan S. Hopper, PhD, Health Care Consultant
Rosanne Leipzig, MD, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Project Director
Stephanie Lederman, Executive Director, AFAR

Project Manager
Carol Goodwin, Special Projects Consultant, AFAR

Project Advisors
Patricia P. Barry, MD, MPH, Executive Director, MIAH
Stacey A. Harris, Communications Director, AFAR
Erin O. Vigne, MAG, Project Leader, MIAH

Writers/Editors
Susan Aiello, DVM, ELS, Words World Communications
John Beilenson, MS, Strategic Communications and Planning
Ann D. Gross, MAG, AD Gross and Co., Healthcare Communications Consulting

To Contact Health Compass

American Federation for Aging Research
e-mail: info@afar.org
phone: 212-703-9977
fax: 212-997-0330
70 West 40th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018

This Web site is dedicated to the memory of Nancy Renick, MS, CHES, who was instrumental in the early development of Health Compass and who is missed by all of us who worked with her.