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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Connect Me to a Human, Please!

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week's focus is on the Connect Me to a Human, Please! project from Alliance for Aging, winner in the Information and Referral Access to Services category.

Coming to the APB? Join Us for a Celebration on Capitol Hill!

Are you planning a trip to the nation’s capital for the n4a Aging Policy Briefing & Capitol Hill Day, March 5-6? If so, join us on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for a reception on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this premier aging policy event. Invite your Members of Congress and/or their staff to join you as well!

n4a Makes It Easy to Engage the 116th Congress!

Now that the new Congress is firmly in place and the federal government is once again open for business, n4a sent an Advocacy Alert to AAAs and Title VI aging programs with resources for engaging your Representatives and Senators early—and often. Check out n4a’s newest Policy Brief, What the 116th Congress Needs to Know About an Aging Nation, and our template letter to use to contact your federal elected officials—both new and returning—to establish important relationships early in the legislative season.

Calling all AAAs: Take n4a's New Survey on Dementia and Brain Health!

AAA Directors: Check your inbox for n4a’s brief survey on dementia and brain health. Through funding from ACL, n4a conducts topical polls once per year to learn about key issues and hot topics. With this survey we hope to learn about the services AAAs provide to individuals with dementia and their caregivers, as well as programming related to brain health.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Safe Haven

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by the 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week's focus is on the Safe Haven Project from Region 2 Area Agency on Aging, winner in the Elder Abuse Prevention category.

n4a Encourages HHS to Consider Modifying Privacy Law Regulations

In comments submitted earlier this week, n4a encouraged HHS to consider the evolving demands of care coordination and integration in regulations governing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Specifically, n4a requested that the agency ensure that health care entities are able to efficiently share necessary patient information with AAAs and other CBOs that partner with health care providers to deliver health-related social services and supports.

New ACL Data Highlights the Growing Diversity of Older Adults

As the population of older adults grows, so does the number of older adults from diverse backgrounds. According to new data released by ACL, older adults from racial and ethnic minority populations now total 23 percent of the overall older adult population.

CMS Calls for Comments on Special Supplemental Benefits in Medicare Advantage

As part of the implementation of the CHRONIC Care Act of 2018, CMS’s annual Medicare “call letter” provides new details on how this special Medicare Advantage benefit for seriously chronically ill beneficiaries may work. n4a is developing our formal comments on the proposal and encourages our members to consider submitting their own comments in support of the supplemental benefits language by the March 1 deadline.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Thrive Alliance

We're highlighting the cutting-edge programs and successful strategies used by 2018 recipients of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week we're focusing on Thrive Alliance’s Relative Caregiver Support Group, Achievement winner in the Caregiving category.

New Policy Tools Coming Soon!

n4a's Associate members receive our Advocacy Alerts whenever there’s an opportunity to take action on behalf of older adults and caregivers, and you also have access to other n4a materials to help deepen your understanding of federal policy and become an effective advocate!
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