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Response to the President's Budget

n4a CEO Sandy Markwood released a statement on May 24, responding to President Trump's FY 2018 budget request and raising concerns that the proposal would undermine efforts to keep millions of older Americans independent and out of poverty.

GWEP + AAAs = Winning Partnership for Age-Friendly Care

Our DC office has been quieter than usual, with many of our staff out visiting…you! In the past two weeks, we've had staff presenting to AAA audiences in Arizona, Texas, Indiana, Virginia, Florida and Maryland. And when we weren't talking to AAAs, we were talking about them! 

Scholarships Available for Annual Conference

  • By: n4a
  • On: 05/25/2017 12:04:16
  • In: News
Need a little help getting to Savannah? We're offering an inaugural round of scholarships to assist five lucky n4a members to offset their travel and registration costs to attend the 2017 n4a Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Savannah, GA.

Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Harm Millions

It's been a busy week in Washington, with the President's budget release on Tuesday and the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) score of the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) released Wednesday. And there's a troubling parallel between the two: deep cuts to Medicaid by reducing the federal role and support for this safety-net health and long-term care program.

Significant Senate Support for Increasing OAA, SHIP Spending

Appropriations season for FY 2018 is underway on Capitol Hill, and lawmakers are weighing in with their colleagues on the issues they believe should be funding priorities for Congress. Recently, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) circulated letters among their Senate counterparts asking for increased funding for OAA and SHIP programs, respectively. 

Dementia Friendly America Is On the Move

Hamilton County, IN kicked off their Dementia Friendly America (DFA) effort last week, drawing more than 30 representatives from a wide range of community sectors including health care, local government, public safety, non profit organizations and consumer groups. 

Senate Hearings Focus on Non-Medical Supports in Medicare, Age-Friendly Communities

This week, two different Senate committees explored issues important to n4a members and reflected in our Policy Priorities: how to better coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, and the value of age-friendly and livable communities.
 

Helping You with Price and Cost Strategies for Health Partnership Success

An upcoming webinar from n4a's Aging and Disability Business Institute will provide targeted and practical tips for AAAs and other CBOs looking to price and cost model their services for success within the health care marketplace. AAAs have the experience, community knowledge and service-delivery expertise to be valuable partners to health care entities in this new value-based and accountable care environment, but to be competitive, you need to know how to cost and price model services accurately!

Last Call on the Senate Letters for OAA, SHIP

Friday is the final day for your Senators to join Senator Sanders in pushing for Older Americans Act funding, and Senator Murphy in protecting SHIP funding! Even if you think your Senator is unlikely to sign, it's still important to call and educate them and their staff about these valuable and underfunded programs.

New Reports Provide Compelling Data on Senior Health and Retirement Preparedness

  • By: n4a
  • On: 05/18/2017 14:43:53
  • In: News
Looking for data to support your programs and advocacy efforts? United Health Foundation released the fifth America's Health Rankings Senior Report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health.
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