Announcements

May 21, 2018
A new funding opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced for the
May 17, 2018
Hepatitis C is a blood-borne virus that can lead to a chronic infection and damage to the liver. Chronic hepatitis C infection is curable in most cases, but many people living with hepatitis C do not know they are infected and are not accessing treatment that can prevent disease progression and liver damage, including cirrhosis and liver cancer.
May 14, 2018
CMS is seeking comments on an interim final rule that increases payments to suppliers for some DME and enteral nutrition in areas of the country that are not subject to the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DEMPOS) Competitive Bidding Process (CBP). These include rural areas, and Alaska, Hawaii and the territories. From June 1 through December 31, 2018, payments will return to the blended rates that were in effect in 2016. 
May 11, 2018
States, community-based organizations, and health organizations are increasingly focusing on improving care for people with
May 10, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET SAMHSA and ACL, together with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, invite you to a webcast on the first National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day. The event aims to raise public awareness about the mental health of older Americans and spur action to address the needs of this growing population. About the Discussion
May 7, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:00-1:30 PM ET Hosted by Resources for Integrated Care in collaboration with the American Geriatric Society.
May 7, 2018
Today, ACL begins releasing updated reports for the Year 1 (federal FY 2016) National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) data. This is the first consistently, systematically, and nationally collected data on the abuse of older adults and adults with disabilities. NAMRS is a voluntary data reporting system collecting data from state and local Adult Protective Services systems. States were able to provide additional or revised data for the first year. Updated reports are now available:
May 4, 2018
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL issued a request for information about people with disabilities and opioid use disorder, which yielded comments from 50 respondents, including consumers, community and national organizations, research teams, and federal partners. 
May 2, 2018
May 9, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET Register for the webinar.

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