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March 23, 2023
Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day (OAMHAD) Symposium, which will be held on May 11, 2023. This free, all-day, virtual event will feature an engaging plenary, informative sessions, and a diverse array of topics addressing the most pressing mental health needs in older adults.
March 22, 2023
Visit ACL.gov/OAM.
March 21, 2023
This webinar will provide lessons learned from coast to coast. It will also include a discussion panel and Q&A on LGBTQ+ aging, successful planning strategies, and actions state units on aging can take to create welcoming and inclusive aging services for LGBTQ+ elders as outlined in the OAA.
March 21, 2023
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has a new funding opportunity under the Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs) Program to address health and function for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
March 20, 2023
Lifespan Respite Care programs are coordinated state systems of accessible, community-based respite care services for family caregivers of children and adults across all age groups, disabilities, and chronic conditions. The goals of the program include improving equitable access to, and quality of, respite care services to all family caregivers, thereby reducing family caregiver burden when supporting individuals across the lifespan.
March 20, 2023
ACL is hosting a three-part series on community-based housing options for people with I/DD. The webinars will explore barriers people with I/DD face in securing housing; highlight the limited range of housing options; and feature innovative strategies, resources, partners, and funding streams to help create more housing options for people with I/DD.
March 17, 2023
The National Paralysis Resource Center (operated by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation) is hosting a webinar with the Disability EmpowHer Network featuring a panel discussion among two women who are in their 20s and living with paralysis.
March 17, 2023
Today marks an important milestone in our national efforts to enable people with disabilities and older adults to live and fully participate in their communities: the end of the transition period for implementation of the Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) settings regulation.
March 16, 2023
CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Dr. Meena Seshamani, Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare, will host a call to discuss initial guidance detailing the requirements and parameters — including requests for public comment — on key elements of the new Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program for 2026, the first year the negotiated prices will apply.
March 15, 2023
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) published a Q&A with ACL Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Alison Barkoff about the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule in their latest Capstone newsletter.

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