Announcements

September 28, 2017
Recently, ACL issued a series of grants to University Centers of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities to continue to promote diversity and cultural competence across the developmental disabilities network. The National Training Initiative grants will fund partnerships with minority-serving institutions (MSIs), a diversity and inclusion training program, and 12 diversity and inclusion fellowships.
September 27, 2017
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided a draft of its FY 2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan for comments. The draft is a part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 and gives agency stakeholders an opportunity to provide comments on the plan. The strategic planning consultation process is an opportunity to refine and strengthen the HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018 – 2022. Comments may be provided for each goal and objective. Please submit your comments by October 26, 2017.
September 26, 2017
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C. Baby boomers are five times more likely to have hepatitis C than other adults. That means that everyone aged 52 to 72 years (born between 1945 and 1965) should ask their healthcare providers for a one-time test to see if they have hepatitis C.
September 26, 2017
ACL's Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP), in collaboration with consultant Tim McNeill, invites you to a business acumen webinar on how to approach a negotiation with a health system or Managed Care Organizations (MCO) when they have decided to build their own care management program instead of buying care management from a Community Based Organization (CBO) partner. Don't miss this event taking place on Thursday, September 28 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET.
September 26, 2017
According to the National Institutes of Health, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It is a leading cause of disability and a major contributor to health care costs. The diversity of pain conditions requires a diversity of research and treatment approaches.
September 21, 2017
The National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers is a two-day meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health through private sector support. The summit will take place at the National Institutes of Health’s William H. Natcher Building (Building #45) on October 16-17, 2017, in Bethesda, MD. The summit is free and open to the public. It will also be live streamed by videocast.
September 21, 2017
Register for the webinar on September 27 at 1 pm ET.
September 20, 2017
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Innovation (CMMI) is looking to revamp its priorities for the new administration and has issued an informal Request for Information seeking YOUR input. They intend to chart “a new direction to promote patient-centered care and test market-driven reforms that empower beneficiaries as consumers, provide price transparency, increase choices and competition to drive quality, reduce costs, and improve outcomes. “
September 19, 2017
Register for September 27 webinar
September 18, 2017
The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) commissioned a supplemental issue of Generations through its National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) in an effort to advance the establishment and enhancement of dementia-capable home and community-based systems. It is titled Supporting People with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community. The Generations supplement is comprised of 18 articles authored by experts in a broad range of dementia care and advocacy topics.

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