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November 16, 2020 | Lacey Boven, Regional Administrator, Region VII and Dr. Thomas Moran, Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations and Partnership Development
On November 19th, 2020, America will celebrate the tenth anniversary of National Rural Health Day. In recognition of this milestone, the Administration for Community Living reiterates our commitment to the health and human services provided by the aging and disability networks across all rural…
November 11, 2020 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Today, all of us at ACL join our nation in honoring those who have served in the military and recognizing the vital role they play in preserving our freedom. As a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, it is an honor to work alongside so many at ACL who have served in the armed forces. Over the last few…
November 5, 2020 |
By Barbara Joyce Bedney, PhD, MSW, Director of Research and Evaluation, Center on Aging and Trauma, The Jewish Federations of North America   November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when we recognize the millions of Americans who are caring for loved ones with illnesses, disabilities…
October 30, 2020 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Throughout the month of October, our nation has been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the many contributions of workers with disabilities. This year marks the 75th anniversary of NDEAM and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These…
October 29, 2020 | By Sara Newell-Perez, ACL Lead, DD Council Programs, and Ophelia McLain, ACL Lead, Protection and Advocacy Programs
This month we celebrate two milestones for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the country: 50 years of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities and 45 years of Protection and Advocacy (P&A) systems. As two parts of the trio of programs that make up the Developmental…
October 27, 2020 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Vanessa Conway (left) and Kim Palmore (right) of Texas's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. Every October, we celebrate the rights and dignity of people who live in residential long-term care settings, including nursing homes and…
October 5, 2020 |
During Malnutrition Awareness Week™ the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition organizes a series of events to educate healthcare professionals and the public about the importance of including nutrition in assessing and managing the health of individuals.  We know that nutrition…
September 24, 2020 |
By Tom Moran, Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations and Partnership Development According to a recent CDC report, over 40% of U.S. adults report struggles with mental health or substance use. Nearly 11% reported seriously considering suicide over the last 30 days. Those who report that they…
September 21, 2020 |
By Kathleen Votava, Aging Services Program Specialist at ACL What’s the plan? That’s the question we ask ourselves every September as we observe National Preparedness Month. Having an emergency plan is important at any time, but especially during a pandemic. The challenges of COVID-19 make…
September 11, 2020 | Lori Stalbaum, Alternate Designated Federal Official, Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Love knows no bounds. That is what we’ve witnessed time and again while working with the Advisory Council to Support Grandparents Raising Grandchildren over the past year. The grandparents on this committee have inspired us with their dedication to, their passion for, and their knowledge of the…

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