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ACL has authored a new issue briefing entitled “The Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults.”  Opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue. Opioid use disorder can affect people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas.  Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery.    
This webinar hosted by the ACL-funded National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2024 will address how elder justice professionals can support older adults in navigating the assessment, management, mitigation, and acceptance of risk that may expose them to abuse or harm. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.
Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new "one-stop shop" on to make it easy to access information about states' plans to enhance, expand, and strengthen home and community-based services using new Medicaid funding made available by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). 
The Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, is pleased to announce the theme for Older American’s Month 2017. The theme, Age Out Loud, is intended to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say about aging.
Saturday, March 5th, 1pm ETRSVP for this briefing The White House Office of Public Engagement invites you to join a briefing with Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and members of the Domestic Policy Council on what the President's State of the Union address means for Americans with disabilities. 
Updated September2023 ACL and the disability and aging networks it funds are working together to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities are able to exercise their fundamental right to vote. ACL's programs provide a variety of resources, including information and education, supportive services and legal assistance. They also work with their states and communities to improve access to the voting process. ACL compiled this page to serve as a resource "hub" to make it easier for disabled people and older adults to find the voting resources they need.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development seeks public comments on an Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing proposed rule.
The morning of June 5, 2018, the Elder Justice Coordinating Council hosted its spring meeting. Held at at the Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington D.C., the meeting provided a day of updates and discussion on the future of elder justice. Established in 2010 by the Elder Justice Act, the EJCC coordinates activities related to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation across the federal government.

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