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March 19, 2019 | Keri Lipperini, MPA, Director, Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
When you give your body the nutrients it needs, you take a key step to staying healthy, active, and independent. Good nutrition not only helps you feel better but can also help ward off chronic disease and help you recover faster from acute illness. On the other hand, inadequate nutrition…
March 15, 2019 | ACL Staff
HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan and ACL Administrator Lance Robertson arrived at the Walter Reed Community and Senior Center in Arlington, VA just before lunch time, and the center was full of activity. Top: Two older adults play pool at the Walter Reed Center. Middle: HHS Deputy Secretary…
March 6, 2019 | Julie Hocker, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities
At ACL, we believe that people of all ages, with and without disabilities should be able to live, grow, learn, and work side by side. Community living makes all of us, and our shared future, stronger. Our mission is to make it possible for all people. To that end, we administer programs that…
February 19, 2019 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Today, ACL posted new data on the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program’s impact in fiscal year 2017. Looking through the data, I am struck by both the scope and the impact of the work that ombudsmen do every day. As the Ombudsman program enters its 40th year as a mandatory program of the Older…
January 29, 2019 | The Tennessee Developmental Disabilities Network
Left to right: Bruce Keisling of the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, Elise McMillan of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Lance Robertson of the Administration for Community Living, Wanda Willis of the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities and Lisa Becker Primm of Disability…
January 9, 2019 |
Left to Right: VADM Jerome Adams, U.S. Surgeon General; Gilbert Thompson, ACL Program Analyst and CFC Manager: Mary Lazare, ACL Principal Deputy Administrator; and Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging On Monday, ACL closed out the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign…
December 19, 2018 | ACL Staff
Children and the Weinberg Child Development Center, including Danny (far left), sit around a table as staff speak to HHS leaders. When Megan Scully's four month old son, Danny, was diagnosed with a developmental disability resulting from genetic brain lesions, two of the first questions she…
December 6, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Assistant Secretary for Aging Lance Robertson greets Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett P. Giroir What is the point of offering the highest quality medical care or support services if they cannot be accessed by those who need them the most?  This was the question posed by Dr. Jason…
November 30, 2018 |
By Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging   We hear repeatedly that without family caregivers, our long-term services system would be stretched to the breaking point. Family caregivers make it possible for so many of our nation’s citizens to remain independent, living in…
November 29, 2018 |
By Lance Robertson, Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging   When I attended the HHS Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting in Alaska earlier this year, I met with Alaska Native tribes in the towns of Tok and Eagle, both located a few hours from Fairbanks, not far from the…

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