Announcements

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 20, 2018
Two new grant opportunities from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL have been announced under the Disab
February 20, 2018
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program empowers Medicare beneficiaries, and their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse. SMP projects provide local outreach, education, and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through a trained volunteer workforce. SMP projects teach Medicare beneficiaries to protect their Medicare numbers, to detect billing discrepancies on their quarterly Medicare Summary Notice statements, and to report suspicious activity for further investigation.
February 16, 2018
Public Comment Open From February 13 - March 13 The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) invites the public to comment on proposed changes to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). There are new measures, changes to existing measures and guidelines and strategies for addressing issues that apply across various HEDIS measures.
February 16, 2018
ACL's Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) State Partnership Program is announcing two new funding opportunities.
February 14, 2018
The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) has released its 2017 report, America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families, Communities and the U.S. Economy. Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide services and supports that empower people with intellectual disabilities to live in the community. 
February 13, 2018
American Society on Aging Blog (February 13)—authored by ACL staffers Dementia in Underserved Communities: Getting Services & Supports into Minority & Rural Communities
February 13, 2018
What is the healthcare experience like for people with disabilities? And what is Disability Competent Care?

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