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March 13, 2015
The 2020 Federal Youth Transition Plan: A Federal Interagency Strategy outlines how the partner agencies will enhance interagency coordination through the identification of a shared vision, compatible outcome goals, and policy priorities, ultimately leading to improved outcomes for youth with disabilities by 2020. The Plan was developed by The Federal Partners in Transition (FPT) with representatives from four federal agencies, the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, and the Social Security Administration.
September 25, 2014
The Administration on Aging, a program division within ACL, is pleased to announce that it has awarded a grant in the amount of $765,152 to the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine. The grant continues funding of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA).
September 25, 2014
The Administration on Aging, a program division within ACL, is pleased to announce that it has awarded grants—totaling over $4.8 million and funded by the 2014 Prevention and Public Health Fund—to advance the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based falls prevention programs and strategies across the nation.
September 10, 2014
ACL is pleased to announce awards totaling $2,023,646 to seventeen states to further implement the requirements of the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006.
August 14, 2014
The Administration on Aging, a program division within ACL, is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant to the Meals on Wheels Association of America for $225,000 for the first year of a three year project. This grant will continue to fund the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging.
July 9, 2014
        ACL NEWS U.S. Administration for Community Living Department of Health and Human Services Contact: ACL Press Office (202) 357-3507 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2014
ACL NEWS U.S. Administration for Community Living Department of Health and Human Services Contact: ACL Press Office (202) 357-3507 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Resource broadens understanding of challenges facing older LBGT adults
June 23, 2014
ACL NEWS U.S. Administration for Community Living Department of Health and Human Services Contact: ACL Press Office (202) 357-3507 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new set of materials to facilitate conversations with older people about brain health as we age is available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
April 22, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern This webinar is the next session of the ACL Alzheimer's Disease Supportive Services Program Technical Assistance Webinar Series. The purpose of the webinar series is to provide helpful, current, and applicable information for professionals who work with people with dementia and/or their caregivers. This particular webinar will focus on elder abuse and neglect as it relates to people with dementia. Participants will learn about:
ACL has authored a new issue briefing entitled “The Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults.”  Opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue. Opioid use disorder can affect people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas.  Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery.    

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