Archive February 2019

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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 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.

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!

Spotlight on Innovations: Care Connection for Aging Services

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 Seniors Fit & Fun program from Care Connection for Aging Services, winner in the Healthy Aging category.

Are HIPAA Rules a Barrier in Your Health Care Partnerships?

If you’ve encountered difficulties forming or successfully implementing integrated care partnerships with health care organizations due to health privacy rules, both HHS and n4a want to hear from you! The Administration is re-examining the rules given increasing efforts to coordinate care across entities, so it’s important the Aging Network weigh in. Read our Advocacy Alert for background, action steps and a sample letter, but take action soon. The deadline is Feb. 12 but we hope to hear from our members much sooner, to better inform our comments.

Dementia Friendly River Forest Joins DFA Community Network!

Dementia Friendly America welcomes the Village of River Forest, Illinois to the DFA network of communities! Taking a multi-sector approach to develop innovations, Dementia Friendly River Forest has selected the Village of River Forest, the Oak Park/River Forest Township and the Loyola University Health System as the champion organizations that will coordinate the initiative.

New n4a Opportunity for Your Providers

  • By: n4a
  • On: 02/01/2019 11:01:10
  • In: News

Do you want to strengthen the knowledge and capacity of your state and local network? Then n4a’s new Associate Membership category may be a great fit for your agency’s nonprofit providers. n4a recently created this new membership category to strengthen connections and increase information sharing with the providers our members work with every day. Learn more about the new membership category in our Associate Membership flyer. If you’re interested in sharing details with your providers, we have created a sample outreach email and can mail you copies of the informational flyer at no cost. Contact Rebecca Levine, Membership and Outreach Coordinator at with any questions.