February 24, 2021 | Vicki Gottlich, Director - Center for Policy and Evaluation
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ACL has worked with the HHS Office for Civil Rights, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other partners to protect the rights of people with disabilities and older adults. One issue on which we have been heavily engaged is visitation for people who…
February 2, 2021 | Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
I am humbled and thrilled to have joined ACL on Inauguration Day as Principal Deputy Administrator and to serve as Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging. I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to ACL’s stakeholders and share some of the critical priorities where we…
December 21, 2020 | Lance Robertson, Former Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
For many of us, the holidays are a joyful time, filled with opportunities to celebrate with friends and family. For people who are socially isolated, the holidays can bring opportunities to reconnect with loved ones, as families who live far apart and extended family members find ways to celebrate…
November 25, 2020 | Lance Robertson, Former Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
As National Family Caregivers Month draws to a close, I cannot help but reflect on the many challenges this year has presented to caregivers, families, service programs, and the nation. The strength and resilience of the people we serve and the networks who support them are matched by ACL’s resolve…
November 16, 2020 | Lacey Boven, Regional Administrator, Region VII and Dr. Thomas Moran, Deputy Administrator for Regional Operations and Partnership Development
On November 19th, 2020, America will celebrate the tenth anniversary of National Rural Health Day. In recognition of this milestone, the Administration for Community Living reiterates our commitment to the health and human services provided by the aging and disability networks across all rural…
November 11, 2020 | Lance Robertson, Former Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Today, all of us at ACL join our nation in honoring those who have served in the military and recognizing the vital role they play in preserving our freedom. As a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, it is an honor to work alongside so many at ACL who have served in the armed forces. Over the last few…
November 5, 2020 |
By Barbara Joyce Bedney, PhD, MSW, Director of Research and Evaluation, Center on Aging and Trauma, The Jewish Federations of North America   November is National Family Caregivers Month, a time when we recognize the millions of Americans who are caring for loved ones with illnesses, disabilities…
October 30, 2020 | Lance Robertson, Former Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Throughout the month of October, our nation has been celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month and the many contributions of workers with disabilities. This year marks the 75th anniversary of NDEAM and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These…
October 29, 2020 | By Sara Newell-Perez, ACL Lead, DD Council Programs, and Ophelia McLain, ACL Lead, Protection and Advocacy Programs
This month we celebrate two milestones for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and the country: 50 years of State Councils on Developmental Disabilities and 45 years of Protection and Advocacy (P&A) systems. As two parts of the trio of programs that make up the Developmental…
October 27, 2020 | Lance Robertson, Former Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging
Vanessa Conway (left) and Kim Palmore (right) of Texas's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program and the Ark-Tex Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging. Every October, we celebrate the rights and dignity of people who live in residential long-term care settings, including nursing homes and…

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