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n4a Debuts new Associate Membership Category

After many years of working toward creating a new category of membership for n4a to strengthen connections within and enhance information sharing across the Aging Network, n4a officially launched a new Associate Membership category at the 2018 n4a Annual Conference.

Spotlight on Innovation: Dementia Care Coordination Program

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovation Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA), winner in the Health-LTSS Integration category.

New Community Joins DFA: New Oxford/Hanover, PA

Dementia Friendly America (DFA) newest member community—New Oxford/Hanover, PA— is off to a great start with an advisory committee comprised of representatives from various sectors that play a role in ensuring their community meets the needs of individuals living with dementia and their caregivers, including long-term care, in-home care, real estate, health care and legal services.

New Reports on Rural AAAs and Housing and Homelessness Now Available

In two new reports, n4a demonstrates how Area Agencies on Aging are leading innovations to meet the unique needs of rural communities and helping older adults secure safe and affordable housing.

Senate Passes Massive Labor-HHS Funding Bill For First Time in 15 Years

By a vote of 85 to 7, Senators cleared a massive $857 billion FY 2019 spending package to fund the Departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, including funding for the Administration for Community Living and Administration on Aging. Combining Defense spending with the bulk of domestic discretionary spending paved the way for a rare bipartisan process to move this bill.

CADER Behavioral Health and Aging Certificate and n4a University

Older adults with untreated behavioral health concerns have higher disability rates, poorer health outcomes and greater rates of hospitalization. Unrecognized, undiagnosed and untreated mental health issues are costly and can be lethal. To help Aging Network staff prepare to work in the area of behavioral health, Boston University's Center for Aging & Disability Education & Research (CADER) developed the Behavioral Health and Aging Certificate, currently available through the n4a University online learning platform.

Spotlight on Innovation: Stepping Up Your Nutrition - A Malnutrition Risk Workshop

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovation Awards in a weekly spotlight feature. This week we shine a spotlight on Maintaining Active Citizens (MAC), Inc., winner in the Healthy Aging category.

Updated Medicare Advantage Policy Spotlight Now Available

n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute recently updated its Medicare Advantage Policy Brief to include additional guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act and the release of final policy guidance that make significant changes to Medicare Advantage plans.

Register for August 23 Webinar on Housing, Homelessness and Rural Aging

  • By: n4a
  • On: 08/15/2018 16:52:34
  • In: News
Join n4a on Thursday, August 23 at 2 p.m. ET for a webinar highlighting the findings of two new publications exploring how AAAs are leading innovations to meet the unique needs of rural communities and help older adults secure safe and affordable housing.

New Business Institute Resource and Blog Post on Age-Friendly Health Systems

A new blog post by Dr. Terry Fulmer, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, and resource guide from n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute showcase The John A. Hartford Foundation's Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative and how community-based organizations, such as AAAs, can use the model to improve the quality of care for older adults and optimize value for health systems.
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