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Archive December 2019

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Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Pima Council on Aging

We're proud to highlight the award-winning work of the 2019 winners of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week, we are focusing on Pima Council on Aging’s Digital Advocacy program. The agency was a 2019 Aging Achievements Award winner in the Advocacy category.

n4a's Preferred Providers Program Can Save Your AAA Money!

Are you closing out your fiscal year at month’s end or halfway through and looking to ensure your money is being well spent? It’s a good time to re-evaluate n4a’s Preferred Providers Program—and how it can help your agency meet its bottom line while boosting the services you provide in your community.

Health Care Program Funding Extended Until May 22

Another measure approved by Congress this week is funding for both the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program and outreach and enrollment assistance programs for low-income Medicare beneficiaries (known as MIPPA, this program funds AAAs, ADRCs and SHIPs to target Medicare enrollment activities to economically vulnerable beneficiaries). The measure provides funding for both programs through May 22.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: Carewell Services Southwest

We're proud to highlight the award-winning work of the 2019 winners of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week, we are focusing on Carewell Services Southwest's Care Connection Health Intervention Program (C-CHIP). The agency was a 2019 Aging Innovations Award winner in the Health-LTSS Integration category.

Dementia Friendly America Holds Semi-Annual Meeting of National Stakeholders

n4a hosted members of Dementia Friendly America’s National Council at a meeting focused on DFA’s highlights and successes across the year. DFA and the Dementia Friends program have seen exponential growth over the last year: there are now approximately 300 dementia friendly communities across the country and more than 62,000 Dementia Friends.

Grantees Highlight Innovative Transportation Programs at Capitol Hill Briefing

A recent Capitol Hill briefing held by the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, which is operated jointly by n4a and Easterseals, highlighted the work five NADTC grantees are doing to help older adults and people with disabilities address critical issues and stay connected to their communities.

Legislative Activity is Hot During Cold December Days

It may be chilly outside, but lawmakers are heating things up with a end-of-year flurry to move many must-pass legislative items, including important aging and health care policy issues, through both chambers and to the President’s desk by the end of 2019. Read on for details.

Spotlight on Innovations and Achievements: The Heritage Area Agency on Aging

We're proud to highlight the award-winning work of the 2019 winners of n4a's Aging Innovations and Achievement Awards in this weekly spotlight feature. This week, we are focusing on Heritage Area Agency on Aging’s Encore Café program. The agency was a 2019 Aging Innovations Award winner in the Nutrition category.

Don't Miss Your Chance to Gain Expert, Peer Support for New Medicare Advantage Opportunities: Apply Now!

n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute is currently accepting applications for its 2020 Medicare Advantage Learning Collaborative (MALC), but time is running out. The deadline for MALC applications is next Friday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Submit your application soon to secure one of the 12 available spots.

What the Learning Collaboratives are Learning!

Earlier this week, n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute brought together participants from its three most recent learning collaboratives at an in-person meeting to share insights on their experiences and the knowledge they gained in the areas of health IT, new opportunities in Medicare Advantage and expanding their successful partnerships with health care.

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