The ILA and its members have participated in creating position papers, petitions and other documents for improving health and research policy:
- An article on classification of aging as a disease in the ICD-11 system “Aging Fits the Disease Criteria of the International Classification of Diseases” (2021) was published in the scientific journal Mechanisms of Aging and Development, following the inclusion of aging into the ICD-11 classification system mainly thanks to the ILA initiative.
- A special research topic was included in the scientific journal Frontiers in Genetics, driven by ILA members and scientific advisors, concerning “Clinical evaluation criteria for aging and aging-related multimorbidity”.
- The position paper “The Critical Need to Promote Research of Aging and Aging-related Diseases to Improve Health and Longevity of the Elderly Population” (2015), published in the scientific journal Aging and Disease, was created with ILA participation and translated by ILA members into 12 languages. The position paper has been quoted over 150 times in scientific literature.
- The position paper “Aging health and R&D for healthy longevity must be included into the WHO work program” (2018) created and promoted with ILA participation was influential for including aging into the WHO Work Program for 2019-2023.
- The position paper “The Urgent Need for International Action for Anti-aging and Disease Prevention’ (2021) was published and promoted with the ILA participation.
- The position paper with ILA participation “Geroscience in the Age of COVID-19” (2021) advocated for the vital need to promote geroscience research, development and application for effectively tackling the COVID-19 crisis and possible future crises resulting from deteriorating health of older persons.
- The ILA, Open Longevity, and many other leading longevity organizations, activists and experts created a joint petition for data openness on COVID-19 and aging-related risk factors, which has been distributed and submitted to WHO officials.
- The ILA members massively endorsed the joint petition to World Health Organization – “WHO must prioritise the needs of older people in its response to the covid-19 pandemic” BMJ 2020; 368 doi: