December 3, 2021 |
A guest blog by Jackie Blaesi-Freed Blaesi-Freed is an Assistant Director in the Department of Justice’s Consumer Protection Branch. Today, the Department of Justice, FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and five other federal law enforcement agencies announced the completion of the fourth annual…
November 30, 2021 | Alison Barkoff, Principal Deputy Administrator
It’s fitting that National Family Caregivers Month is celebrated at the same time as Thanksgiving. Last week, we paused as a nation to gather with our families and to give thanks for the good things in our lives. What better time could there be to recognize and honor the 53 million people who…
November 16, 2021 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round Up, you’ll find: Latest COVID-19 guidance  Comments needed: CMS interim final rule on vaccine requirements  From CMS: Two strategies for states to increase enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs  Input Needed: Document on Addressing Voting Barriers for People with…
November 10, 2021 | by Keri Lipperini, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (and former Navy Hospital Corpsman)
Veterans Day, November 11, is dedicated to honoring American veterans. About 19 million Americans –  seven percent of the population - have served in the military. I am proud to stand as one of them. Because I’m a petite woman – and only about 1 in 10 veterans are women – people are often…
November 3, 2021 | Guest blog by James Tucker, Esq. and Lisa Mills, PhD
Like most states, the backbone of Alabama is countless individual women and men who wake up and go to work on most days. Yet, like many other states, too few Alabamians with disabilities have this same opportunity to work and earn a living making a meaningful contribution to the economy. Even as…
October 29, 2021 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
What’s in today’s Policy Round Up? Updated CDC guidance on COVID-19 vaccine boosters and additional doses Call for comments on: Proposed rule that would prohibit payment of subminimum wages by nonprofits in the AbilityOne Program.  HHS Strategic Plan  FDA’s landmark proposal to improve…
October 29, 2021 | Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging
Every October, we join residents and staff of long-term care facilities, state Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs, families, and advocates to celebrate Residents’ Rights Month. This month serves as an extra opportunity to celebrate, and increase awareness of, the rights that people living in long-…
October 29, 2021 | Guest blog by Erik Carter, Ph.D and Bill Gaventa, M.Div
How do most of us get our job? It is often through personal relationships and networking that we find out about openings or others connect us to a job of interest. Or, in other words, social capital is often the pathway to work. One source of such social capital is faith communities. There are…
October 22, 2021 |
This week is National Retirement Security Week, a chance for people of all ages to join together and raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement -- especially for those who at greatest risk of financial insecurity. Four of ACL’s resource centers are working to address some of the…
October 18, 2021 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
You probably know that the CDC is recommending COVID-19 vaccine boosters for many older adults and people with disabilities, but the recent guidance includes an important provision – and an opportunity – that you might have missed. This ACL Policy Round Up recaps the highlights of that guidance and…

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