September 30, 2022 | Q&A with Ana Beltran, Director, Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network and Patrick Donavan, APS Supervisor, Muskingum County, Ohio
September is National Recovery Month and Kinship Care Awareness Month. Each is important in its own right, but they also have a unique connection. This year’s National Recovery Month theme, “Every person. Every family. Every community.” reminds us that no one is immune to the risks and impact of…
September 28, 2022 | Keri Lipperini, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
I have been working in the aging network for over 20 years. During this time, our network and our communities have faced their fair share of obstacles – especially over these last several years, which have stretched us more than I can ever recall in my career. But if there is one thing I have…
September 23, 2022 | Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging
Each September we take time to celebrate our nation’s senior centers. The 2022 National Senior Center Month theme, Strengthening Community Connections, highlights the valuable role senior centers play in serving as vital hubs in the community that link older adults with critical programs and…
September 19, 2022 | Judy Simon, ACL National Nutritionist
Malnutrition is a health condition caused by not getting enough nutrients from foods. Malnutrition can affect anyone, at any age. It is more common than many realize, especially among older adults, but it’s also something we can work to identify, address, and even prevent. About Malnutrition…
September 9, 2022 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round-Up: Input Needed: Medicare coverage of wheelchair seat elevation systems (Due Sept.15) Five new states/territories join CMS’ Money Follows the Person program…
September 8, 2022 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging and Melanie Fontes Rainer, Acting Director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finalized a rule defining the criteria it uses when determining whether a person can be denied a visa and/or legal residency because they are likely to become a “public charge.” The final rule comes on the heels of the proposed rule, published February…
August 8, 2022 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round Up: HHS Announces Proposed Rule to Strengthen Non-Discrimination in Health Care: Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act; Stakeholder Webinar Thursday Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases First-Ever Home- and Community-Based Services Quality Measure Set FDA…
August 1, 2022 | Elliot Kennedy, Director of the Office of Policy Analysis and Development, Center for Policy and Evaluation
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is seeking comments on a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in covered health programs…
July 26, 2022 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, establishing a national expectation of accessibility, inclusion and full participation – and creating a promise of justice and equity – for disabled people of all ages. The ADA makes clear that people with disabilities…
June 30, 2022 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Alison Whyte, Executive Director of the DC Developmental Disabilities Council, at the 2022 Capital Pride Festival.Pride Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the resilience of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) community—a diverse community that spans…

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