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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 Canadian…
November 27, 2018 | ACL Staff
ACL Principal Deputy Administrator Mary Lazare addresses a Medicare 101 workshop. During the last two decades, Medicare reforms including Medicare Advantage and drug coverage have offered millions of older adults and people with disabilities more choices and greater control over their health…
November 11, 2018 | Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Today our country honors the men and women who have served in the military.  We celebrate and express our appreciation for all they have done to defend our country and promote freedom and democratic ideals around the world.    More than ten percent of our staff at ACL have worn a military uniform…
November 9, 2018 | Edwin L. Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging
As the calendar turns to November, we celebrate National Family Caregivers Month – an opportunity for communities across the country to come together to support and recognize the contributions and sacrifices made on a daily basis by family caregivers of all ages. Family caregivers are the heart and…

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