With So Much At Stake, We Need Your Voice in DCThere is still time to attend n4a's Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day, April 3-4 in Washington, DC. As we've seen the past weeks, policy change is fast and furious in Congress and the Trump Administration. Now is the time to get caught up on what these changes could mean for older adults and to talk to your Members of Congress in DC.
Advocacy Win! No Vote on House Health BillThe White House and House Republican leaders opted to allow the American Health Care Act to come to a vote on the House floor as planned this afternoon. Despite high-pressure negotiations to secure the votes, Speaker Ryan did not have sufficient Republican votes to ensure passage of the bill, so after hours of debate by the chamber, the bill will not advance.
Aging & Disability Business Institute a Big Draw at ASAAging and Disability Business Institute staff, partners and friends brought a wealth of useful information, tools and stories on a range of hot-button integrated care and business acumen topics to the 2017 ASA Aging in America Conference this week.
Take Advantage of This Opportunity to Honor Your Agency and StaffThe n4a Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards program exists to honor YOU and to spotlight YOUR programs that make the Aging Network a strong, trusted and essential resource for older adults and their caregivers. Take a moment today to nominate one or more of your ongoing, successful and replicable programs.
Use Your Photography Skills to Showcase Local Transportation OptionsAre you a budding photographer? Enter the The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) photo contest and help us highlight the importance of transportation programs that strengthen the availability of community transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.
Help Stop Medicaid Cuts! Weigh In With CongressAs detailed in our March 10 Legislative Update, the House is advancing the first of several measures to ultimately repeal the ACA. n4a is opposing this bill as it does not adequately address the issues we raised in our January ACA Policy Brief and goes beyond ACA-related provisions to fundamentally undermine federal support for Medicaid, weakening this key health and long-term care safety net.
Trump's First Budget Includes Large CutsYesterday, President Trump sent his FY 2018 budget outline to Congress, a plan that would dramatically alter the course of federal investments in both defense and non-defense discretionary funding if enacted. However, since this “skinny” budget does not contain all the details on individual programs and funding streams, advocates are left wondering and worrying about what's ahead.
Something to Brag AboutIn 2014, Riverside County Office on Aging won an n4a Aging Achievement Award for their program Care Pathways. In 2015, Care Pathways was recognized by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
NADTC Photo Contest Focuses on Transportation Options
The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) is excited to announce our first-ever photo contest! We are seeking photos that illustrate our mission: to increase the availability and accessibility of community transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.