In the News

In the News is a collection of news stories about aging and disability issues, as well as news stories about ACL and ACL programs.

All of these links ultimately take you to external news websites. The information in the articles does not necessarily reflect the positions of ACL or the federal government, and ACL does not endorse the content of the articles or the publishing organizations. 

September 10, 2019
NJBIZ (NJ) (9/10, Vecchione) reports US Administration for Community Living (ACL) awarded New Jersey Department of Human Services a three-year grant “to improve reporting and tracking of elder abuse, exploitation and neglect.” The New Jersey agency will use the grant “to design and build a statewide database for its Adult Protective Services (APS) provider network.
September 10, 2019
In continuing coverage, the New York Times (9/10, Fadulu) reports the expanding income gap between rich and poor Americans “is not only widening the gulf in incomes” but also “helping the rich lead longer lives, while cutting short the lives of those who are struggling, according to a study released this week by the Government Accountability Office.” Center on Budget and P
September 10, 2019
Portland Press Herald (September 10) Commission begins studying shortage of long-term-care workers in Maine A new state commission begins work Wednesday on finding ways to expand Maine’s long-term care workforce and strengthen an elder-care system that is facing a growing demand from an aging population.
September 10, 2019
EurekaAlert (September 10) Caregiver stress: The crucial, often unrecognized byproduct of chronic disease
September 10, 2019
The AP (9/10, Neergaard) reports that for many years, Alzheimer’s disease research was focused on trying to develop a treatment to remove amyloid protein buildup in the brain, but following the failure of many drugs developed with that notion, researchers are now aiming to diversify their approach to the disease.
September 9, 2019
Forbes (September 9) Mindset Matters: Why Corporate Strategy Needs The New Disability Narrative
September 9, 2019
The Washington Post (9/9, Smith) profiles Marca Bristo after her passing on September 8.
September 9, 2019
Philanthropy News Digest (September 9)
September 9, 2019
Kaiser Health News (9/9, Galewitz) reports, “The estimated 15 million Medicare enrollees with diabetes or chronic kidney disease are eligible for” personal nutrition counseling, but Medicare “paid for only about 100,000 recipients to get the counseling in 2017, the latest year billing data is available.” Kaiser Health says that according to experts, the low rate of eligibl

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