Announcements

March 8, 2018
The HCBS Business Acumen Center is looking for stories and examples of promising business practices from community-based organizations (CBOs) serving people with dis
March 1, 2018
Across the country, states are working to make it easier for people to access services and supports in the community. A variety of funding sources are available to sustain these efforts, but states and aging and disability organizations often do not know how to access them.
February 27, 2018
Register for March 7 webinar.
February 27, 2018
Four new grant opportunities from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL have been announced under the Disa
February 23, 2018
ACL’s Administration on Disability is announcing two funding opportunities. These opportunities are for one National Paralysis Resource Center and up to five (5) Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) State Pilot Programs. The purpose of the programs is to improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis and to leverage resources through collaboration.
February 22, 2018
TBI Stakeholders: Please join the Administration for Community Living (ACL) this March in observance of Brain Injury Awareness Month. ACL will host Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Stakeholder Day on March 19, 2018, and a brown bag lunch during Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill on March 20, 2018. Brain Injury Awareness Day is hosted by the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, co-chaired by representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Thomas J. Rooney (R-Fla.).
February 21, 2018
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.
February 21, 2018
On February 7, 2018, a panel of experts from across the Department of Health and Human Services discussed workable, holistic solutions that states can use to protect the health and safety of residents living in a group home setting.
February 21, 2018
Register for February 28 webinar.
February 21, 2018
February is American Heart Month. According to the American Heart Association, approximately 85 million adults (greater than 1 in 3) have cardiovascular disease; more than 43 million adults age 60 and older are impacted.  Additionally, about two-thirds of cardiovascular disease-related deaths occur in people age 75 and older.

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