Established in 2020, the Older Adults’ Equity Collaborative (OAEC) includes five ACL-funded national Minority Aging Technical Assistance and Resource Centers (TARCs) that each focus on serving a unique community. Together, they work to ensure access and equity across aging services programs by providing technical assistance (TA) to the aging services network. To promote and support collaboration, coordination, and cross-cutting efforts among the OAEC organizations, ACL also funds a coordinating center.
2023-2026 Older Adults' Equity Collaborative Grantees
Services and Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Elders (SAGE)
SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is the first and only training and TA resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports to enable LGBTQ+ older adults to age well.
- COVID-19 Consumer Tip Sheet - Tips for Protecting Yourself and Medicare
- Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA)
Founded in 1970, NCBA provides technical assistance, resources, and support to further advancements and innovations that serve older African Americans and their families. NCBA is the only national organization devoted to addressing minority and low-income aging issues.
- Minority Women and Retirement Income (co-authored by WISER® and MANA®)
- Financial Stats and Steps for Caregivers Webinar (2021)
National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA)
Founded by members of the National Tribal Chairmen’s Association, NICOA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on the needs of aging American Indian and Alaska Native elders. The mission of NICOA is to advocate for improved comprehensive health, social services, and economic well-being for elders.
- Understanding Disabilities in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Toolkit Guide
- Managing Your Finances During a Pandemic
- Native Wealth: So Much More Than Money
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
More information coming soon.
National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA)
NHCOA is the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers.
Older Adults' Equity Collaborative Coordinating Center: The Center for Healthy Aging at the New York Academy of Medicine
To promote and support collaboration, coordination, and cross-cutting efforts among the OAEC organizations, ACL funds a coordinating center, which is administered by The Center for Healthy Aging at the New York Academy of Medicine. The center fosters partnership between the OAEC, other ACL-funded resource centers, and external stakeholders working with diverse older adults and their family caregivers. The coordinating center also collects digital materials from OAEC member organizations to provide tools, guidance, and promising practices to the aging services network, providers serving diverse communities, older adults, and family caregivers. These materials are available in the OAEC Resource Library. Topics include:
- Cultural competency
- Emergency planning
- Housing and long-term care
- Retirement income and security
- Social isolation and mental health
2020-2023 Older Adults' Equity Collaborative Grantees
- Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders
- National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
- National Indian Council on Aging
- MHP Salud
- National Asian Pacific Center on Aging
- Older Adults' Equity Collaborative Coordinating Center: Center for Healthy Aging at the New York Academy of Medicine