Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, functionality, and the ability to remain at home in the community. For seniors, healthy eating can help increase mental acuteness, resistance to illness and disease, energy levels, immune system strength, recuperation speed, and the effectiveness of chronic health problem management. This section provides articles and resources which demonstrate the link between proper food and nutrition.

Toolkit: 2018 National Nutrition Month Webinar: A Conversation with Lance Robertson

March 15, 2018

In celebration of National Nutrition Month the Assistant Secretary for Aging, Mr. Lance Robertson was featured in the National Nutrition and Aging’s Resource Center (NRCNA) webinar on March 14, 2018. The webinar provided an overview of Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs (OAANP) programs & their critical importance of these programs to helping older adults maintain… Read more »

An Overview of Food Insecurity Coding in Health Care Settings – Existing and Emerging Opportunities

March 12, 2018

Despite the increase in interest and attention to food insecurity in health care settings, available health care terminology and codes to document food insecurity and related activities are both underutilized and under-developed. Promoting and improving opportunities to document assessments and interventions related to food insecurity in electronic health records (EHRs) are critical for: Enabling documentation… Read more »

Webinar: Social isolation: Impact and Age-Friendly Interventions

March 7, 2018

Loneliness or social isolation among older adults has been demonstrated to adversely impact both mental and physical wellbeing. Recent studies have outlined that social isolation among older adults is associated with increased health care spending by Medicare. Some suggest that social isolation should be considered a social determinant of health. In Great Britain, Prime Minister… Read more »

Webinar: A Conversation with Lance Robertson, Administrator/Asst. Sec. for Aging

March 6, 2018

The OAA Meal is Part of the Equation: A Conversation with Lance Robertson, ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging In celebration of National Nutrition Month the Assistant Secretary of Aging, Mr. Lance Robertson will be featured in the National Nutrition and Aging’s Resource Center (NRCNA) upcoming webinar. Mr. Robertson’s will present information during the… Read more »

Webinar: Self-Reported Oral Health Data vs. Oral Screening Data: What’s the Story?

March 1, 2018

This session will highlight the oral health status – and recommendations for improvement – of older adults discovered through research. We will share findings detailing the oral health status of older adults who live independently and typically participate in senior center activities. We will review methods followed and summarize findings regarding oral disease/condition of the… Read more »

Toolkit: Exploring the New Older Adults and In-Home Safety Report

March 7, 2018

This webinar allowed participants to learn about the new Older Adults and In-Home Safety report funded through Meals on Wheels America’s strategic partnership with The Home Depot Foundation. In an ongoing effort to provide the Aging Network with the tools it needs to succeed, Meals on Wheels America created this comprehensive resource to explore the… Read more »

Webinar: The Age Friendly Health Systems Initiative: Building Community-Clinical Collaboration to Improve Care and Outcomes for Older Adults and Their Families

February 28, 2018

Part of the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series—a Collaboration of n4a and ASA Register now for FREE Includes complimentary CEUs* To address the many gaps in quality care that confront older adults and their families in today’s healthcare environment, and to ensure improvements in care experience, health outcomes and costs of care, The John A. Hartford Foundation… Read more »

Webinar: Environmental Scanning for CBOs

February 27, 2018

Environmental scanning is a key first step in the development of a business plan for community-based organizations (CBOs). This process can help CBOs identify internal and external factors that will affect long-term sustainability. Who are potential Competitors, Comparatives, Complements, and Collaborators, and how does this information help a CBO accomplish its goals?  Please join the Aging and Disability Business… Read more »

TIM Talks: Business Acumen Webinar Series

March 1, 2018

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP), in collaboration with consultant Tim McNeill, hosts a Business Acumen webinar series entitled, TIM Talks. Webinars feature discussions on various business acumen related topics in an inviting question and answer format. In addition to specific topics, participants always have the opportunity… Read more »

Food Safety for Older Adults Booklet

January 23, 2018

Food safety is important for everyone—but it’s especially important for you. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration have prepared this booklet. It is designed to provide practical guidance on how to reduce your risk of foodborne… Read more »

State Approaches to Addressing Population Health Through Accountable Health Models

January 23, 2018

To improve population health and health equity, states are working across Medicaid, public health, and other agencies to develop accountable health structures. State accountable health models — both currently operating and those in development — fall along a continuum. All of them promote healthy communities through community partnerships, but some contract with Medicaid agencies to provide health… Read more »

2018 Healthy Aging Summit

January 22, 2018

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and the Office on Women’s Health within HHS, along with the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) are now accepting abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the 2018 Healthy Aging Summit! The Summit will be held July 16–17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Share your work in the science of healthy aging — submit your abstract today! Older… Read more »

Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits: An Overview

January 20, 2018

Access to oral health care for low-income adults is a persistent challenge in the United States. Poor oral health can elevate risks for chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, and can lead to lost workdays, reduced employability, and the preventable use of costly acute care. As many states expand Medicaid coverage for adults… Read more »