Where We Stand

Achieving Gender Equity in Geriatrics

Putting power behind gender equity isn’t just common sense. It’s critical to health for us all, so says a new AGS position statement aimed at a simple truth: “When women rise, we all rise.”

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The AGS mission is to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people. We believe that doing so will ensure that we all can continue to make meaningful contributions to our communities as we age.

We believe in a vision for the future when we all are able to contribute to our communities and maintain our health, safety, and independence as we age; and when older people have access to high-quality, person-centered care informed by geriatrics principles.

To achieve our vision, the AGS is working hard as a leader and with our partners to shape programs and policies that are important to older people, their families, and healthcare professionals.

Learn more about where we stand on some of the field’s most important issues:

The AGS is uniquely positioned because we represent a committed group of healthcare professionals who are actually doing the care. It’s imperative that the AGS seize the opportunity to advance its mission—ensuring quality care for all older adults.–Cheryl P., M