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December 27, 2021 | Scott Cory, Chief Information Officer, ACL
As we move through the holiday season, new challenges that people and organizations face include the heightened risk and probability of “bad actors”–people with criminal intention, organized crime groups, and state-sponsored groups–seeking to compromise people and organizations’ mobile phones, tablets, and systems to gain access to data and information.
December 23, 2021 | Beverley Laubert, National Ombudsman Program Coordinator, ACL
In the midst of the holiday season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) delivered good news for residents of nursing homes across the country: Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times.
December 22, 2021 | Alison Barkoff, Principal Deputy Administrator
Earlier this month, I was honored to chair the first Elder Justice Coordinating Council meeting of the Biden-Harris Administration.
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.
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 Disabilities
November 10, 2021 | by Keri Lipperini, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (and former Navy Hospital Corpsman)
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.
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.

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