At ACL, we believe that every person should be able to make choices and to control their own decisions, regardless of their age, disability, or illness. ACL, in consultation with stakeholders from the aging and disability communities, has drafted a set of principles to guide our work in this area, and to enhance existing programs and services related to serious or advanced illness for older adults and people with disabilities.
March 15, 2017
The annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population, A Profile of Older Americans: 2016, is now available. This profile covers 15 topical areas including population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving. A description of the highlights of this document is below and the full document is attached. The profile has proven to be a very useful statistical summary in a user friendly format. =============================================================== Highlights*
March 15, 2017
A new Issue Brief is now available that addresses opportunities to improve nutrition for older adults and also reduce the risk of poor health outcomes. It is available at this address, http://nutritionandaging.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Malnutrition-Issue-Brief-final-3-2017.pdf.
March 8, 2017
On March 8, 2017, ACL released the proposed revisions for the Centers for Independent Living Annual Program Performance Report (CIL PPR). The Notice of the Proposed Revisions (PDF) is now on display in the Federal Register and will be open for public comment until May 5, 2017. The CIL PPR will not take effect until after all comments are reviewed and a final information collection instrument is released.
January 19, 2017
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is requesting comments on its draft long-range plan for the period 2018-2023.
January 12, 2017
The Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended through P.L. 114-144 in 2016, included a provision requiring the Assistant Secretary for Aging to issue guidance to the Aging Services Network on serving Holocaust survivors.
December 16, 2016
In 2014, regulation was issued by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services which finalized the criteria for home and community-based services (HCBS) for the purposes of Medicaid funding. The criteria require settings receiving HCBS funding to facilitate beneficiary independence and decision-making in defining desired community-based living.
December 16, 2016
The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence is now accepting applications for its Community of Practice (CoP) on Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Developmental Disabilities. The CoP seeks to transform state/territorial developmental disabilities systems by:
December 14, 2016
Wednesday, December 21 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm 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 Increased Reimbursement for Care Coordination and the Potential Impact on Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
December 7, 2016
The Aging and Disability Business Institute (supported by an ACL public/private partnership grant from multiple funders to the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the American Society on Aging) is hosting two free webinars. Use the links below to learn more and register. Is My Organization Ready? Assessing CBO Capacity to Partner with Health Care Entities