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April 28, 2023 | Naomi Hess, Office of Disability Services Innovation within ACL’s Administration on Disabilities
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It was created to raise awareness about sexual violence around the world and to educate communities on how to prevent it. This is a critical issue for the disability community, and particularly for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/…
April 26, 2023 | Erin Long, MSW, Team Lead, Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative, ACL and Melissa Hunter, MSW, National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center
In this blog, Erin Long, who leads ACL’s Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative, and Melissa Hunter, from the ACL-funded National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, reflect on ways ACL’s dementia grantees are broadening their reach and serving more people living with dementia and their…
April 24, 2023 | Jill Jacobs, Commissioner on Disabilities, and Erica McFadden, Director, ACL’s Office of Independent Living Programs
Many people with disabilities move through their entire educations without ever being taught self-advocacy skills, having conversations about possible careers, or getting information about independent living (IL) opportunities. Most are not exposed to the IL philosophy, which centers the right of…
April 20, 2023 |
The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) improve program benefits, clarify enrollment rules, eliminate coverage gaps, and strengthen the program for the estimated 64.5 million Americans who have Medicare health care coverage. These changes…
April 12, 2023 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
In this policy round up: Input needed: Initial Guidance and Information Collection Request for Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program New Unwinding Resources: Timelines, Civil Rights Protections, HCBS Waivers See also:  "Unwinding" of Policy Changes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic…
March 31, 2023 | Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Alison Barkoff
Every March, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and our networks proudly recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM). In collaboration with the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), we celebrate the full inclusion of people with…
March 28, 2023 | Keri Lipperini, Director of the Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs
What do glazed carrots and the opportunity for conversation have in common? These are just two of the many ways that the Senior Nutrition Program provides vital nutrition services and socialization.    Across the country, about 5,000 providers serve one million meals each day — making a…
March 22, 2023 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
See also:  "Unwinding" of Policy Changes due to the COVID-19 Pandemic At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, significant changes were made to Medicaid enrollment and eligibility rules to promote continuous health insurance coverage. These changes are ending. As a result, many older people…
February 24, 2023 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
In this Policy Round-Up: Input Needed: Initial Guidance for Medicare Prescription Drug Inflation Rebate Program CMS Issues Important Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Reminders for States Input Needed: Strategies to Meet Critical Workforce Needs Across Industries Input Needed: Proposed Rule to…
January 27, 2023 | Vicki Gottlich, Deputy Administrator for Policy and Evaluation
In this policy round up: Evusheld authorization paused and ways people who are immunocompromised can protect themselves New CDC website helps locate free COVID testing Public input opportunity: HUD Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing proposed rule HUD announces new funding for affordable…

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