Announcements

May 11, 2018
States, community-based organizations, and health organizations are increasingly focusing on improving care for people with
May 10, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET SAMHSA and ACL, together with the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, invite you to a webcast on the first National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day. The event aims to raise public awareness about the mental health of older Americans and spur action to address the needs of this growing population. About the Discussion
May 7, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 12:00-1:30 PM ET Hosted by Resources for Integrated Care in collaboration with the American Geriatric Society.
May 7, 2018
Today, ACL begins releasing updated reports for the Year 1 (federal FY 2016) National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System (NAMRS) data. This is the first consistently, systematically, and nationally collected data on the abuse of older adults and adults with disabilities. NAMRS is a voluntary data reporting system collecting data from state and local Adult Protective Services systems. States were able to provide additional or revised data for the first year. Updated reports are now available:
May 4, 2018
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL issued a request for information about people with disabilities and opioid use disorder, which yielded comments from 50 respondents, including consumers, community and national organizations, research teams, and federal partners. 
May 2, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
May 2, 2018
May 9, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. ET Register for the webinar.
May 1, 2018
New brain health resources are available for educators and consumers! ACL's 2018 update of its Brain Health Resource offers a PowerPoint presentation for professionals to use in educating older adults and adults with disabilities about brain health as we age, and a related handout for consumers. These materials update and simplify educational materials from a 2014 collaboration between ACL, the National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
April 30, 2018
A Profile of Older Americans: 2017, an annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population compiled primarily from U.S.

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