ACL is releasing new resources from the Business Acumen Initiative to provide background on this work and to feature case studies from community-based organizations (CBOs) that highlight their activities to secure contracts and develop relationships with partner organizations. Launched in 2012, this program aims to strengthen the aging and disability networks from the inside, building their business skills and enhancing their effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability. View these new materials:
July 19, 2017
Staff from the Administration for Community Living will be attending the national n4a conference on July 29 - August 2 to make several presentations.
July 18, 2017
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, is awarding seven Quality of Life Nursing Home Transition (NHT) grants totaling $280,000 to seven Centers for Independent Living (CILs) nationwide. Funding for the grants is made available through the Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) operated by the Reeve Foundation under a cooperative agreement with the Administration for Community Living at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
July 13, 2017
The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is conducting a three-part evaluation of its Title III-C Nutrition Services Pr
July 11, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET Keeping a pulse on the latest trends in the Aging Network helps drive innovation as Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) adapt to shifting demographics and policy priorities in their communities. How are AAAs engaging in integrated care opportunities? What kinds of services do AAAs commonly offer? How are AAAs addressing funding and sustainability?
July 10, 2017
ACL's Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities recently awarded five-year grants to 42 University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). The UCEDDs will receive a total of $22,974,000 a year to address issues, find solutions, and advance research in order to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. ACL also awarded continuation grants to an additional 25 UCEDDs, to continue their five-year grant cycles.
July 6, 2017
See updates below. June 29: More than three out of four individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities live at home with a family member. Of those not living with a family member, 84% share a home with six or fewer people with developmental disabilities. These statistics highlight the trend of community living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, which is supported by federal and state policy.
July 6, 2017
Adults with disabilities in the U.S. face significant barriers to preventing ongoing health conditions and accessing health care services. Evidence-based programs are one way to address these health disparities. Through this webinar, Building Inclusive Programs to Serve Adults with Disabilities, attendees will learn more about:
July 6, 2017
A new Aging Today article entitled, "Whistlestop takes a human-centered, measured approach to managed care," highlights a nonprofit community-based organization and how it is partnering with healthcare provider and payers to meet growing demand for services. Whistlestop is a community-based organization that promotes the independence, well-being and quality of life for older adults and people living with disabilities.