It takes an array of services in the community, collaborating with each other, to achieve the mission of keeping an individual at home. The aging network has always focused on a person-centered approach to the delivery of services, creating a system and a culture that coordinates all available resources to serve the needs of an individual.
The Administration on Aging, as well as state and local aging network programs, collaborate with other agencies and organizations in the parallel systems (including Older Americans Act services, food assistance, home- and community-based services, public health, transition care and the healthcare continuum)  to link services, seizing opportunities to more efficiently serve individuals.

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 »

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 »

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 »

Using Community Partnerships to Integrate Health and Social Services for High-Need, High-Cost Patients

January 20, 2018

In order to better address health-related social needs, communities across the country have been experimenting with programs to connect health care providers with community-based organizations (CBOs) that address social needs, such as housing, food insecurity, and assistance with utilities and transportation. This brief from the Commonwealth Fund surveys the landscape of these programs, highlights common… Read more »

Building Complex Care Programs: A Roadmap for States

January 4, 2018

States pursuing the three-part aim of improved health, high quality care, and reduced costs often start with programs for complex care populations. These programs target high-need, high-cost Medicaid enrollees who are the most frequent users of costly sites of care, such as emergency departments and inpatient settings, but whose needs are often best met in… Read more »

Better Care Playbook

January 4, 2018

The Better Care Playbook is part of an effort led by The Peterson Center, The Commonwealth Fund, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The SCAN Foundation to offer you the latest information and resources on how to provide better care for people with complex needs. The rapidly evolving policy and… Read more »

Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States

March 7, 2018

The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and Manatt Health has developed a new toolkit that provides a targeted menu of long-term services and supports (LTSS) reform strategies adopted by state innovators that may be replicated by other states. The toolkit identifies concrete policy strategies, operational steps, and federal and state authorities that states have… Read more »