The Administration on Aging has developed a strong focus on measuring program results, and using data collected in performance assessment and program evaluation in making data-driven decisions in short-term and long-term planning.

Strengthen Your State and Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide to Expanding the Inclusion of LGBT Older Adults

July 11, 2017

As the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adult population grows, many Aging Network providers are starting to consider their needs and incorporate their perspectives in the planning process. By making some simple changes, LGBT populations can be brought to the table as aging services and programs are designed, implemented, and evaluated. This guide… Read more »

Malnutrition Resource Page – AND

February 8, 2017

Registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) rely on evidence-based resources to provide safe and competent care to their clients and patients. This section serves as a hub for RDNs to locate credible resources to use in their practice and share with patients.With this resource listing, RDNs, and other advocates and practitioners, have the opportunity to be at… Read more »

Keeping Up with Health Care Organizations: Understanding the Value Proposition as Integrated Care Progresses

January 22, 2016

Hosted by the: National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging On December 9th last year,  we provided a webinar with Sharon Williams. In this previous webinar, Sharon discussed how nutrition program could align their services with the key issues that drive healthcare organizations’ primary needs. She also focused on consumer and compliance needs. This follow-up webinar … Read more »

Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs Evaluation: Meal Cost Analysis

November 9, 2015

Nutrition Service Programs (NSP), administered by the Administration on Aging (AOA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under the Older Americans Act (OAA), represents a key component of America’s strategy for ensuring that the health and social needs of older adults are adequately met…. Read more »

Process Evaluation of Older Americans Act Title III-C Nutrition Services Program

November 9, 2015

The mission of the AoA, now a part of DHHS’s Administration for Community Living, is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and cost-effective system of long-term care that helps older adults maintain their dignity in their homes and communities. As part of its ongoing efforts to support program planning, improve program efficiency, and strengthen program effectiveness,… Read more »

Toolkit: Findings From The Nutrition Services Program Process Study And Meal Cost Analysis

October 25, 2016

The Title III-C Nutrition Services Program (NSP) represents a key component of America’s strategy for ensuring that the health and social needs of older adults are adequately met. By promoting access to nutritious meals, facilitating social contact, supporting family caregivers and helping older adults maintain their dignity in their homes and communities, the NSP fits squarely… Read more »

Informing Strategies to End Senior Hunger in Native Communities

October 26, 2015

First Nations is deeply committed to assisting tribes and Native organizations in their ongoing efforts to end senior hunger. As of 2012, there were approximately 410,000 tribal elders age 65 and older in Indian Country. This number is expected to nearly triple between 2010 and 2050. As the Native senior population grows, so does the… Read more »

Special Issue 2015: Home- and Community-Based Meal Services for Older Adults

August 28, 2015

The goal of this Special Issue of the Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics is to feature state-of-the-field original articles that provide research-based insight into different programs and approaches that deliver nutrition-related home- and community-based services (HCBS). This is the first single body of work that details many facets of evidence regarding these programs,… Read more »

State of the States in Aging and Disability

April 15, 2015

In 2014, the National Association of State Units on Aging and Disability surveyed state aging and disability agencies to identify the significant policy, fiscal, and operational issues occurring within each state. The survey collected detailed information about the structure of agencies, the supports provided, and the populations served by aging and disability agencies. This reports… Read more »

POMP To Go Part 1: How to Start Measuring Your Performance?

September 15, 2015

What is Pomp to Go? POMP stands for Performance Measurement Outcomes Project. Why is performance measurement important for you? Performance measurement data is useful for: Monitoring and improving the quality of services; Examining the effect of services on recipients; and Providing empirical evidence on which to base program improvements and funding decisions. But where do… Read more »

POMP To Go Part 2: How to Successfully Use Your Data?

September 15, 2015

Pomp To Go Part 2: How to Successfully Use Your Data? Date: November 14, 2013 Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. Central / 12:30 p.m. Pacific) Description This session will provide specific examples about how states, area agencies and local service providers have used the information they gathered to improve programming, secure… Read more »

Technical Assistance Support Center (TASC) Planning Zone

April 16, 2015

Planning is necessary if States and Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) are to succeed in developing comprehensive and coordinated systems of long-term supports for older Americans and persons with disabilities and their families. The TASC Planning Zone is a one-stop source for state and local planning, designed specifically to support the development of comprehensive State… Read more »

Aging Network Capacity Building Program

April 16, 2015

Under a three-year grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging, n4a partners with Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Oxford to implement a multi-level initiative to build the capacity of the National Aging Network. This national effort focuses on boosting leadership and management skills and practices of AAA and Title VI programs, thus enhancing… Read more »