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This topic contains information related to those 65 and older, with a health services research focus.

  • Serious Illness in Late Life: The Public's Views and Experiences - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) USA)  Details

    n order to better understand the public's expectations about later life and any efforts they've taken to plan for if they become seriously ill, the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a large scale, nationally representative telephone survey of 2,040 adults, including 998 interviews with people with recent experience with serious illness in older age, either personally or with a family member.

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News: Aging Population

Data, Tools & Statistics

Contains aging population related data, tools or statistics.

  • 2016 Senior Report - (American Public Health Association (APHA), United Health Foundation)  Details

    State rankings on physical inactivity, food insecurity, SNAP reach, and hospice care for adults 65 and older.

  • AGing Integrated Database (AGID) - (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS USA)  Details

    On-line query system based on AoA-related data files and surveys, and includes population characteristics from the Census Bureau for comparison purposes. The system allows users to produce customized tables in a step-by-step process and output the results in print or spreadsheet form.

  • Alzheimers.gov - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    This website provides easy-to-understand information about dementia and links to resources in various communities.

  • Best Practices Toolkit: Resources from the Field - (National Council on Aging (NCOA))  Details

    A centralized location for evidence-based, health promotion toolkits and resources on leadership & management, strategic partnerships, centralized & coordinated logistical services, delivery infrastructure and capacity, quality assurance, and business planning and sustainability for aging populations. Resources were collected from ACL, Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program (CDSME) grantees/former grantees, and other organizations implementing CDSME programs.

  • CMS Drug Spending Dashboards - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    Interactive tool provides spending information for prescription drugs in the Medicare and Medicaid programs for 2014 and 2015.

  • CMS Research, Statistics, Data & Systems - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    This site provides access to CMS computer data and systems; research studies and reports; statistics, series, and trends; and files for order.

  • CMS Statistics Reference Booklet - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    The CMS Statistics Booklet is a quick reference summary for health expenditures and Medicare/Medicaid. It is revised and published in annually in June since 2003.

  • Chronic Conditions Data Warehouse - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    This database provides researchers with Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary, claims, and assessment data linked by beneficiary across the continuum of care.

  • Data and Program Reports - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    Starting from February 2016, Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records Incentive Program payment and registration data in report form are available.

  • Data and Research - (Administration for Community Living (ACL), HHS USA)  Details

    Facts, figures, and statistics related to aging populations and individuals with disabilities.

  • Data.CMS.gov - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    This tool derives its data from the Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File, describing care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries in the fee-for-service program.

  • FastStats A-Z - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS, National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (NCHS))  Details

    The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

  • Geographic Variation Dashboards - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    State and County dashboards provide information on variations in standardized per-capita costs for the Medicare fee-for-service population.

  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources) - (National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), NLM)  Details

    HSRR is a searchable database of information about research datasets, instruments/indices and software employed in Health Services Research, the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Public Health. The database includes brief descriptions of research resources and links to PubMed.

  • Healthy Aging Data - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)  Details

    A portal that provides access to CDC data on key indicators of health, screenings, vaccinations, and mental health among aging adults at the state and national level.

  • Hospice Statistics & Research - (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) USA)  Details

    This website provides access to statistics and research related to hospice and palliative care from the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization.

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Map - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI))  Details

    This map is a free, open resource for those interested in sharing IHI's mission of improving health care. This includes access to various "How To Guides," for example, prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia; prevent surgical site infection; prevent adverse drug events, etc.

  • Kaiser Charts and Slides - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) USA)  Details

    This is a health policy resource featuring "Kaiser Slides"- a tool providing direct access to facts, data and slides about the nation's health care system and programs.

  • LTSS Policy Options Framwork - (Altarum Institute USA)  Details

    A framework for Long-Term Services and Supports for the aging U.S. population. The framework provides potential solutions for financing LTSS, revamping the delivery system, and creating a workforce. Altarum is updating the framework with suggestions as they are received.

  • Long-Term Services & Supports State Scorecard - (AARP, Commonwealth Fund, Scan Foundation USA)  Details

    This interactive website compiles state data and analysis to showcase measures of state performance for creating a high-quality system of care in order to drive progress toward improvement in services for older adults and people with physical disabilities.

  • Mapping Medicare Disparities - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    This interactive tool was designed to identify areas of disparities between subgroups of Medicare beneficiaries in outcomes, utilizations and spending. Search limits include year, county or state, age, condition, and gender.

  • Medicare Enrollment Dashboard - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    Search for current information on the numbers of Medicare beneficiaries with medical and/or prescription drug coverage, nationally, by state and by county.

  • Medicare Part D Prescriber Data CY 2014 - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    A public data set with information on prescription drugs prescribed by individual physicians and other health care providers and paid for under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program.

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    Data are released that summarize the utilization and payments for procedures, services, and prescription drugs provided to Medicare beneficiaries by specific inpatient and outpatient hospitals, physicians, and other suppliers.

  • Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    This public data set contains information about services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals, with information about utilization, payment, and submitted charges organized by National Provider Identifier (NPI), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code, and place of service.

  • NIA Research Resources - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)  Details

    Use the NIA Research Resources Database to find NIA-supported scientific resources, datasets, informatics resources, and more.

  • National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center (NORC) - (Administration on Aging (AoA), ACL, HHS (AOA) USA)  Details

    The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides support, technical assistance and training to the 53 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs and their statewide networks of almost 600 regional (local) programs. The Center's objectives are to enhance the skills, knowledge, and management capacity of the State programs to enable them to handle residents' complaints and represent resident interests (individual and systemic advocacy).

  • National Poll on Healthy Aging - (University of Michigan, Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI))  Details

    The National Poll on Healthy Aging addresses some of the key issues we face as we age by tapping into the perspectives of adults, older adults, and caregivers from throughout the United States.

  • Nursing Home Compare - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    This tool has detailed information about every Medicare and Medicaid-certified nursing home in the country.

  • Profile of Medicare Beneficiaries by Race and Ethnicity: A Chartpack - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) USA)  Details

    Statistical data of Medicare recipients, based on race and ethnicity, for life expectancy, demographic characteristics, income and savings, health status and chronic conditions, supplemental coverage, selected measures of access to care, and service utilization.

  • Quality-Spending Interactive - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    This interactive tool displays the relationship between health care quality and spending for Medicare patients within a state or local area.

  • Resources for Integrated Care - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS, Lewin Group USA)  Details

    A selection of assessment tools, concept guides, webinars and briefs related to integrated care for the Medicare-Medicaid community. The focus of the resources are on intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, and serious mental illness.

  • Senior Report 2017 - (United Health Foundation)  Details

    The Senior Report offers a comprehensive analysis of senior population health on a national and state-by-state basis across 34 measures of senior health.

  • The Silver Book® - (Alliance for Aging Research USA)  Details

    A searchable database of more than 2,900 facts and figures on the burden of chronic disease compiled and maintained by the Alliance for Aging Research.

  • The United States of Aging Survey - (National Council on Aging (NCOA))  Details

    The results of 1,650 telephone interviews, the survey looks at seniors attitudes and concerns regarding their health and their community's ability to assist them.

Grants, Funding, and Fellowships

  • NIA Program Project Applications (P01) - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)  Details

    Project grants from the National Institute on Aging in genetic, biological, neuroscientific, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. Grants having rolling due dates, with the earliest being Dec 25, 2016.

  • Aging Research Dissertation Awards to Increase Diversity (R36) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide dissertation awards in all areas of research within NIAs strategic priorities to increase diversity of the scientific research workforce engaged in research on aging and aging-related health conditions.

  • Advancing the Science of Geriatric Palliative Care (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    Funding for research focused on palliative care in geriatric populations. This FOA covers studies in a variety of settings including hospitals (and specific sites within hospitals including specialty medical or surgical wards, intensive care units, and emergency departments), post-acute care settings, outpatient clinics and doctors' offices, patients' homes and other residential settings, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, hospices, and other healthcare or community settings.

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R01) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    Funding to 1) improve understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 2) improve approaches for testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science.

  • Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21) - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)  Details

    This FOA encourages exploratory/developmental research applications at the intersection of HIV and aging by addressing two overarching objectives: 1) to improve understanding of biological, clinical, and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and 2) to improve approaches for testing, prevention, and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections, and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science.

  • Administration on Aging Funding Opportunities - (Administration on Aging (AoA), ACL, HHS (AOA) USA)  Details

    Each year, Congress appropriates funds for use by AoA and the other Federal Agencies in carrying out their mission. AoA provides grant funding to States and territories, recognized Native American Tribes and Hawaiian Americans, as well as nonprofit organizations, including faith-based and academic institutions. Individuals are not eligible to apply for AoA funding.

  • American Geriatrics Society Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program - (American Geriatrics Society (AGS) USA)  Details

    The Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program supports developing a better healthcare workforce for older adults by integrating geriatrics with primary care, maximizing older adult and family engagement in health and care, and transforming the healthcare system.

  • NIA Research and Funding - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)  Details

    Information and links on research, grants, and funding opportunities supported by NIA.

  • National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) Approved Concepts - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)  Details

    Approved concepts from the National Advisory Council on Aging (NACA) meetings that may potentially become funding opportunities. Page is designed to give researchers a head start in writing up their grant proposals.

Guidelines, Journals, Other

  • Aging Today - (American Society on Aging (ASA))  Details

    Bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging.

  • Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action (2015) - (National Academy of Medicine (NAM))  Details

    This report examines public health dimensions of cognitive aging, at the definitions and terminology, epidemiology and surveillance, prevention and intervention, education of health professionals, and public awareness and education. It also makes recommendations aimed at reducing the risks of cognitive decline with aging.

  • Community Malnutrition Resource Hub - (National Council on Aging (NCOA))  Details

    This Resource Hub is designed to help community-based organizations, public health leaders, health care professionals, and other organizations interested in reducing malnutrition among older adults. It includes practical resources, tools, and ideas to help users develop and implement a malnutrition plan.

  • Growing Older: Providing Integrated Care for An Aging Population - (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS)  Details

    Guides clinicians on the best approaches for providing integrated care to older adults suffering from substance use disorder and mental illness. Explains the importance of assessing clients for cognitive deficits and adapting behavioral interventions to help clients gain maximum benefit from treatment.

  • Issue Briefs & Fact Sheets - (National Council on Aging (NCOA), Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), HHS)  Details

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Administration on Aging (AoA) commissioned a series of Issue Briefs to address behavioral health issues that are important to older Americans. The Issue Briefs identify key information and opportunities for action that can improve the lives of older people. The first brief offers an overview of issues, facts, evidence-based programs and practices, partnering opportunities, financing and other resources.

  • MMRR - Medicare & Medicaid Research Review - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    Peer-reviewed, online journal reporting data and research that informs current and future directions of the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance programs. The journal seeks to examine and evaluate health care coverage, quality and access to care for beneficiaries, and payment for health services.

  • Nursing Facilities, Staffing, Residents and Facility Deficiencies, 2009 Through 201 - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) USA)  Details

    This report provides information on recent trends in nursing facilities in the United States, drawing on data from the federal On-line Survey, Certification, and Reporting system (OSCAR) and Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER), to provide information on nursing facility characteristics, resident characteristics, facility staffing, and deficiencies by state from 2009 through 2015.

  • Payment Basics - (Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC))  Details

    Payment Basics is a series of brief overviews of how Medicare's payment systems function. The Commission produces Payment Basics as a resource for policymakers and others to better understand how Medicare pays for health care services.

  • Series on Dual Eligibles - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) USA, Scan Foundation USA)  Details

    Produced by the National Senior Citizens Law Center with support from The SCAN Foundation, this series of four papers is designed to highlight pressing issues facing dual eligibles and provide recommendations to the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, state Medicaid agencies and other interested policymakers and stakeholders on how to address them.

  • Strengthening Medicare for 2030 - A working paper series - (Brookings Institution USA)  Details

    Five papers examine Medicare in the year 2030 (the year when the youngest baby boomers will be Medicare-eligible) to determine demographics, health care needs, medical technology costs, and the financial resources that will be available to beneficiaries.

  • WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) (2017) - (World Health Organization (WHO))  Details

    Guidelines propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacities of older people. These recommendations require countries to place the needs and preferences of older adults at the centre and to coordinate care.

Key Organizations/Programs

  • AARP - (AARP)  Details

    Formerly American Association of Retired Persons. A non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives. As noted on its website, since its inception in 1958, AARP has grown and changed dramatically in response to societal changes, while remaining true to its founding principles: to promote independence, dignity and purpose for older persons; to enhance the quality of life for older persons; to encourage older people; and, to serve, not to be served.

  • Administration for Community Living - (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) USA)  Details

    Created by DHHS on April 16, 2012, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has the goal of increasing access to community supports and full participation, while focusing attention and resources on the unique needs of older Americans and people with disabilities. The ACL will include the efforts and achievements of the Administration on Aging, the Office on Disability and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities in a single agency, with enhanced policy and program support for both cross-cutting initiatives and efforts focused on the unique needs of individual groups such as children with developmental disabilities, adults with physical disabilities, or seniors, including seniors with Alzheimer's.

  • Administration on Aging (AoA) - (Administration on Aging (AoA), ACL, HHS (AOA) USA)  Details

    Part of the ACL, AoA's mission is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.

  • Alliance for Aging Research - (Alliance for Aging Research USA)  Details

    - The private, not-for-profit Alliance for Aging Research is a national citizen advocacy organization working to improve the lives of Americans as they grow older by advancing biomedical and behavioral research in aging and health.

  • American Geriatrics Society - (American Geriatrics Society (AGS) USA)  Details

    Not-for-profit organization of over 6,700 health professionals devoted to improving the health, independence and quality of life of all older people. The Society provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care, research, professional and public education, and public policy.

  • American Society on Aging - (American Society on Aging (ASA))  Details

    Organization of multidisciplinary professionals in the field of aging; resources, publications, and educational opportunities are geared to enhance the knowledge and skills of people working with older adults and their families.

  • Center for Healthcare Strategies, Inc. Details

    This is a non-profit health policy resource center dedicated to improving health care quality for low-income children, adults, people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, frail elders and racially and ethnically diverse populations experiencing disparities in care.

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS is the federal agency which administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Provides information for health professionals, regional governments, and consumers.

  • Grantmakers in Aging - (Grantmakers in Health (GIH) USA)  Details

    Network of funders and experts in the field focused on strengthening grantmaking for an aging society.

  • Health in Aging Foundation - (American Geriatrics Society (AGS) USA)  Details

    This Foundation is a national non-profit organization established in 1999 by The American Geriatrics Society. According to its website, its aim is to build a bridge between the research and practice of geriatrics and the public, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their special health care needs.

  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Details

    An independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues, including comparative effectiveness research, facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.

  • Justice in Aging - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) USA)  Details

    Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, this group seeks to ensure that low-income older adults understand and have access to affordable health care benefits and medicine and that more people receive long term care at home. To achieve its objectives, NSCLC uses advocacy and litigation as well as provides education and counseling to local advocates who work with low-income older adults. This website provides information on topics such as dual eligibles, Medicaid/Medicare, health reform law, health disparities, etc.

  • Leadership Council of Aging Organizations - (Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) USA)  Details

    - The LCAO is a consortium of 66 prominent national aging advocacy organizations that represents millions of older Americans to preserve and strengthen the well-being of America's older population.

  • LeadingAge Details

    The LeadingAge community includes U.S. not-for-profit organizations, state partners, businesses, research partners, consumer organizations, foundations and a broad global network of aging services organizations that reach over 30 countries. The work of LeadingAge is focused on advocacy, leadership development, and applied research and promotion of effective services, home health, hospice, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, nursing homes, as well as technology solutions, to seniors, children, and others with special needs.

  • Long-Term Care - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS)  Details

    A topic page that provides information for professionals and policymakers, as well as links to research findings, on AHRQ's long-term care initiatives.

  • Medicare Learning Network - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    A free Medicare education and information portal from CMS geared towards health care professionals. MLN provides educational resources, web-based training, and an electronic mailing list.

  • National Academy of Medicine - Aging Details

    The IOM examines the health care needs of our older population, including the size and strength of the workforce and research that will be necessary as this population grows. Access reports and activities from this website.

  • National Alliance for Caregiving - (National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) USA)  Details

    The National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, a government agency, and corporations. The Alliance was created to conduct research, do policy analysis, develop national programs, increase public awareness of family caregiving issues, work to strengthen state and local caregiving coalitions, and represent the US caregiving community internationally.

  • National Association of Area Agencies on Aging - (National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) USA)  Details

    Umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. Through its presence in Washington, D.C., n4a advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.

  • National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities - (National Association of States United on Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) USA)  Details

    This organization represents the nation's 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

  • National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization - (National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) USA)  Details

    The largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the US. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of enhancing quality of life.

  • National Indian Council on Aging - (National Indian Council on Aging (NICOA) USA)  Details

    National nonprofit advocates for improved, comprehensive health and social services to American Indian and Alaska Native Elders.

  • National Institute on Aging - (National Institute on Aging (NIA), NIH)  Details

    The NIA has been at the forefront of the Nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people. The website offers consumer-oriented information on a wide range of topics important to older people and their families. Scientists will find detailed information on areas of research interest and funding opportunities.

  • National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Details

    An organization established by a federal grant from HHS, the Center provides training, technical assistance, and educational resources to and for the aging LGBT commmunity and organizations.

  • Physician Quality Reporting System - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) encourages professionals and group practices to report information on the quality of care to Medicare.

  • Scan Foundation - (Scan Foundation USA)  Details

    The SCAN Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit charitable foundation dedicated to long-term services and supports that keep seniors self-sufficient, at home and in the community. As the only foundation with a mission focused exclusively on long-term care, The SCAN Foundation is taking action to develop and support programmatic and policy-oriented recommendations and solutions that address the needs of seniors and influence public policy to improve the current system.

Legislation and Policy

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - (U.S. Department of Labor (DOL))  Details

    This legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

  • American Psychological Association - Aging - (American Psychological Association)  Details

    APA government relations efforts utilize the science and practice of psychology to inform federal policy efforts related to older adults and their caregivers. Policy initiatives have focused on a range of issues impacting the aging population, including mental and behavioral health, integrated care, suicide, caregiving, elder abuse and trauma, emergency and disaster preparedness and response, long-term care, aging veterans and the health care workforce.

  • Health in Aging Advocacy Center - (Health in Aging Advocacy Center USA)  Details

    Provides legislative alerts and information regarding current aging issues as well as links to bills and their summaries.

  • Justice in Aging - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) USA)  Details

    Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, this group seeks to ensure that low-income older adults understand and have access to affordable health care benefits and medicine and that more people receive long term care at home. To achieve its objectives, NSCLC uses advocacy and litigation as well as provides education and counseling to local advocates who work with low-income older adults. This website provides information on topics such as dual eligibles, Medicaid/Medicare, health reform law, health disparities, etc.

  • Series on Dual Eligibles - (National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) USA, Scan Foundation USA)  Details

    Produced by the National Senior Citizens Law Center with support from The SCAN Foundation, this series of four papers is designed to highlight pressing issues facing dual eligibles and provide recommendations to the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office, state Medicaid agencies and other interested policymakers and stakeholders on how to address them.

  • State Medicaid Integration Tracker - (National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO))  Details

    A monthly-updated tool that provides state-level actions on Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), integrated care for dual-eligible individuals and other Medicare-Medicaid coordination initiatives, and other LTSS reform activities.

Meetings, Conferences, and Webinars

  • NCI-AD: The State Experience - (National Association of States United on Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) USA)  Details

    December 14,2017 12:00-1:30pm ET. Webinar will provide an overview of the National Core Indicators-Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD) program.

  • American Society on Aging Webinars - (American Society on Aging (ASA))  Details

    Webinars on a variety of issues associated with the aging community. Many of the webinars are provided to non-members free of charge.

  • Coordinated Care and Beyond: The Future of Chronic Care - (Alliance for Health Policy USA)  Details

    A half-day summit in July 2017 examined how to improve care for patients with complex, chronic conditions. The summit consisted of three panels, each focusing into a different aspect of health care for chronic conditions and incorporating the views of a diverse group of experts: future trends in chronic care, coverage and chronic care, and the future of integrated care for complex chronic conditions.

  • Events from CMS - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS)  Details

    Upcoming events from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Also available are links to older events that may be replayed.