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Partnering in a Changed World: The Network Operations Learning Collaborative

A recent article featured in the American Society on Aging’s Generations Today profiles the Aging and Disability Business Institute’s Network Operations Learning Collaborative (NetOps LC) and how the curriculum was adapted in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Thinking of Becoming a Medicare FFS Provider? Read this.

AAAs and other aging and disability community-based organizations (CBOs) are well positioned to become Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) providers. Becoming a Medicare Fee-For-Service Provider: What CBOs Need to Know, a new publication from n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute and the National Council on Aging, explores opportunities and key factors CBOs should consider before becoming Medicare FFS providers.

Congress Quietly Preparing for September Policy Slog

Members of Congress may be in their states and districts until after the Labor Day holiday, but lawmakers are still working to address several essential September deadlines, including another round of COVID-19 relief programs and FY 2021 federal funding.

CMS Issues Joint Informational Bulletin for Older Adults and People with Disabilities in Rural America

Research indicates that individuals living in rural America tend to face greater challenges than those living in urban areas, particularly with respect to socio-demographic factors, health status, and access to the health care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a Joint Informational Bulletin with HUD, USDA, and three other HHS agencies—ACL, the CDC and the HRSA with information on existing federal resources available to help improve health and housing outcomes for older adults and people with disabilities living in rural America.

New Report Shows That Detroit Older Adults Are Dying at Twice the Rate of All Older Adults in Michigan

In eight metro Detroit cities, older adults die at twice the rate of those living elsewhere in Michigan, according to an award-winning report, Dying Before Their Time, a 19-year analysis between n4a member the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) and Wayne State University Medical School.

As Virus Cases Grow, Senate-Proposed Relief Measures Shrink

This week, amid bipartisan, bicameral calls to infuse another round of federal funding into Older Americans Act programs and services, Senate majority leadership introduced another policy proposal that is half the size of the recently introduced HEALS Act, the previous package from Senate Republicans. The new measure limits relief to a few areas only: extended unemployment and additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, the USPS, COVID-19 testing, and schools that choose to reopen in person this fall.

Lawmakers Push for Aging Program Funding Amid Floundering Negotiations

Bipartisan and bicameral calls for additional funding for OAA and other critical aging programs have emerged amidst an ongoing—though unsuccessful—negotiation over the size and scope of another coronavirus relief legislation.

Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative 2020 Awards Announced, n4a Members Among Recipients

n4a is pleased to announce that three AAA members, two Associate members and two Title VI members have received awards for ACL’s state and community Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) and its Alzheimer's Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) Dementia Capability in Indian Country.

New Blog Post Templates to engAGE Older Adults and Caregivers During COVID-19

As the national dialogue on the impact of social isolation grows, many organizations working with older adults are developing new and innovative ways to address social isolation among older adults. engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults (administered by n4a) has produced a six-part series of sample blog posts intended to help you encourage the older adults you work with to stay active, engaged and connected to their communities during the pandemic.

Dementia Friendly America Celebrates Five Years!

Last month marked the five-year anniversary of Dementia Friendly America! DFA continues to ensure that communities, organizations and individuals across the country are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers. Through the work of more than 35 leading national organizations and co-chaired and administered by n4a, DFA is catalyzing a movement to more effectively support and serve those who are living with dementia and their care partners.
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