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Announcements

September 15, 2016
ACL’s Administration on Aging announced the release of $1,050,000 to the nationally-recognized senior advocacy organization Justice in Aging to create a new National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER). The NCLER will support ACL’s ongoing efforts to protect the rights, financial security, and independence of older adults.
September 9, 2016
ACL recently awarded grants to eight states to support lifespan respite care programs with the goal of improving the delivery and quality of respite services available to families across the age and disability spectrum. Maryland and Mississippi were awarded new state grants totaling $400,000 for three-year projects. The funding will be used to plan, establish, and expand lifespan respite care systems that provide new and planned emergency respite services, train and recruit respite workers and volunteers, and assist caregivers with accessing needed services.
September 6, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:00-4:00 pm ET The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will present a webinar on grantee experiences bringing evidence-based dementia interventions into the community on September 22, 2016. Participants will learn about the successes and barriers associated with implementing evidence-based interventions and the experiences of programs in Maine and Nevada. Learn more and register for this webinar.
September 1, 2016
The NIDILRR-funded Pacific ADA Regional Center will host a webinar, FEMA Promising Practices: Fire Preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home, September 8th, 2:30-4pm ET. This webinar will have two presentations that look at preparedness and accessibility issues in the home, including selecting and installing smoke alarms and alert systems that meet the needs of people with disabilities.
September 1, 2016
CMS is seeking input on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals. With this rule, CMS aims to improve how Medicare pays for primary care for people with multiple chronic conditions, cognitive impairment, and mobility-related impairments. More specifically, CMS is proposing:
August 29, 2016
Please note that the correct registration link is: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/6nmwnjniypm2&eom Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET
August 19, 2016
August 18, 2016 ACL's Administration on Aging is pleased to announce grants totaling $2.2 million to assist 13 state Adult Protective Services (APS) systems in addressing the abuse, neglect, and exploitations of older adults and people with disabilities. Arizona, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, and Tennessee will use the two-year grants to enhance statewide APS systems, improve practices and data collection, and interface with ACL’s National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS).
August 18, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET ACL's Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP), in collaboration with consultant Tim McNeill, invites you to a business acumen webinar on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed expansion of bundled payments for cardiac care and care coordination. 
August 15, 2016
The public is invited to submit comments on ACL reporting systems collecting data on the Long-term Care Ombudsman and Adult Protective Services (APS) programs. National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System
August 9, 2016
Wednesday, August 10, 1:00-2:00 pm EST Join us for a webinar involving two ACL-funded initiatives. The Amputee Coalition is dedicated to providing services and supports to people living with limb loss and or limb differences. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are cross disability organizations that provide an array of services to all people with disabilities. CILs exist in over 300 communities and in every state and territory. 

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